Skeleton is a terrifying sport to watch – the athlete’s faces are mere inches from the ice as they wiz around frozen tracks at speeds of up to 120kph.
It may be terrifying, but it’s nothing Paralympic gold medal winning Powerlifter Micky Yule can’t handle.
— Quest (@QuestTV) February 5, 2018
The 39 year old from Musselburgh, near Edinburgh, will take part in Quest TV’s Slider: Ice Warrior Challenge, which will see him facing off against reigning skeleton champion, Latvian Martins Dukurs. This will be the first time a double amputee has challenged an able-bodied skeleton athlete.
Given Micky’s physique as a powerlifter, the Paralympian isn’t perfectly suited to life on the skeleton track, where long and slender bodies are preferred. But with training and practice, can he beat the champion?
The question ?? is this picture a fake?? Surely it is‼️It must be right ? nobody is that crazy ? Weds 7th 9pm – Quest Channel Sky 144 – Freeview 37. Watch and find out. #GameChanger ❄️? pic.twitter.com/cyEGAW9OL7
— Micky Yule (@MickyYule9) February 3, 2018
Want to see how Micky gets on against the world champion? Tune in to Quest on 7 February at 9pm.