YULE Tommy < Back  
Sport Weightlifting
CGA Scotland   
Gender Men
Born 15 Mar 1976 in Johannesburg, SAF
Height1.82 m
Weight 92 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Director
Higher education Biomechanical Engineering - Oxford University: Oxford, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He was trained from a young age by his father, and when he was 13, entered his first weightlifting competition.
Why this sport? Not only was he a weightlifter by blood with his father being a weightlifter in the 1974 Commonwealth Games, he realised that weightlifting was a sport that tested his own skill. "I didn't like the team aspect of rugby. You could play well and everyone else could be crap, and I didn't like relying on other people to win."
Name of coach Martin MacDonald
Coach from which country? England
International Debut
Year 1991
Competing for Great Britain
General Interest
Nicknames Tommy. (sports-reference.com, 31 Dec 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto He believes patience and consistency training is the key. "If every one is 2% better than the last, you aren't going to notice it on a session by session basis, but over a few years, you will see significant differences." (inthewinningzone.com, 10 Oct 2007)
Famous relatives His father was a weightlifter in the 1974 Commonwealth Games representing Scotland.
(inthewinningzone.com, 10 Oct 2007)
Other information COACHING
He has trained athletes and coached other coaches in a wide range of sports, including diving, boxing, and the track and field disciplines. (inthewinningzone.com, 10 Oct 2007)

In 2009 he was appointed as the Director of Weightlifting on the World Class Lifting Board. (WCL, 12 March 2009)