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|Full name||Thomas Litster Yule|
|Born||15 March 1976|
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Residence||Sheffield, United Kingdom|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||94 kg (207 lb)|
|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.
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.
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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.
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* By 2002, medals were awarded in all three categories.
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