Thomas Yule

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Thomas Yule
Personal information
Full nameThomas Litster Yule
Nationality Briton
Born (1976-03-15) 15 March 1976 (age 43)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Residence Sheffield, United Kingdom
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight94 kg (207 lb)
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s)94 kg and 105 kg
Updated on 16 February 2016.

Thomas ("Tommy") Litster Yule (born 15 March 1976) is a former weightlifter. Born in South Africa, he represented Great Britain at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Yule twice claimed a bronze medal for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games: 2002 and 2006. In 1998 he represented England at the Commonwealth Games where he won 3 silver medals. [1]

Olympic weightlifting individual sport

Olympic-style weightlifting, or Olympic weightlifting, often simply referred to as weightlifting, is an athletic discipline in the modern Olympic program in which the athlete attempts a maximum-weight single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates.

Great Britain island in the North Atlantic off the north-west coast of continental Europe

Great Britain is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe. With an area of 209,331 km2 (80,823 sq mi), it is the largest of the British Isles, the largest European island, and the ninth-largest island in the world. In 2011, Great Britain had a population of about 61 million people, making it the world's third-most populous island after Java in Indonesia and Honshu in Japan. The island of Ireland is situated to the west of Great Britain, and together these islands, along with over 1,000 smaller surrounding islands, form the British Isles archipelago.

2000 Summer Olympics Games of the XXVII Olympiad, held in Sydney in 2000

The 2000 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad and commonly known as Sydney 2000 or the Millennium Olympic Games/Games of the New Millennium, were an international multi-sport event which was held between 15 September and 1 October 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was the second time that the Summer Olympics were held in Australia, and also the Southern Hemisphere, the first being in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1956.

Yule was educated at Park House School and then St Batholomew's School in Newbury before attending Brasenose College, University of Oxford where in 1998 he received an MEng degree in Engineering Science.

University of Oxford university in Oxford, United Kingdom

The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation after the University of Bologna. It grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to Cambridge where they established what became the University of Cambridge. The two 'ancient universities' are frequently jointly called 'Oxbridge'. The history and influence of the University of Oxford has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Major results

YearVenueWeightSnatch (kg)Clean & Jerk (kg)TotalRank
Representing Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Olympic Games
2000 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney, Australia 105 kg 155.0155.0155.0
World Championships
2007 Flag of Thailand.svg Chiang Mai, Thailand 94 kg 142147147381701751753631735
2003 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Vancouver, Canada 94 kg 150.0150.0150.0175.0185.0190.030
1999 Flag of Greece.svg Athens, Greece 105 kg 155.0160.0165.024195.0195.0200.025365.024
1998 Flag of Finland.svg Lahti, Finland 105 kg 150.0155.0157.523187.5187.5190.0
European Championships
2008 Flag of Italy.svg Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy 94 kg142142142
2007 Flag of France.svg Strasbourg, France 94 kg144146146161771771811632316
2003 Flag of Greece.svg Loutraki, Greece 94 kg145.0150.0155.014175.0185.0185.012335.012
2000 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Sofia, Bulgaria 105 kg160.0165.0167.514192.5197.5202.513362.512
1998 Flag of Germany.svg Riesa, Germany 105 kg150.0150.0152.515182.5182.5190.012342.512
Representing Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
Commonwealth Games *
2010 Flag of India.svg Delhi, India 105 kg 145147151518018018453276
2006 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne, Australia 94 kg14615115321751811816326Bronze medal icon.svg [2]
2002 Flag of England.svg Manchester, England 94 kg147.5152.5157.5Bronze medal icon.svg182.5182.5185.0 [3]

* By 2002, medals were awarded in all three categories.

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  2. "Men 94 kg - Result". Archived from the original on 10 October 2006.
  3. "2002 Commonwealth Games Results" (PDF). BWL . Retrieved 9 January 2018.