Invictus champion takes bronze after Turkish powerlifter receives ban

Invictus Games

Great Britain’s Micky Yule — a former serviceman and multiple Invictus Games gold medalist — has been elevated to a bronze medal for his performance in last February’s 7th FAZZA IPC Powerlifting World Cup after the original third-place finisher Izzettin Kanat failed a drugs test.

Micky Yule picks up his 2014 Invictus gold(U.S. photo by Senior Airman Tiffany DeNault/released)/WikiCommons

The International Paralympic Committee announced the two-year suspension of the Turkish powerlifter backdated to the Dubai event where he tested positive for meldonium.

The move follows the strict line the IPC have taken on drugs that has included doing what the International Olympic Committee refused to do and delivering a blanket ban on Russian sportspeople representing their nation at the Rio Games.

Micky Yule, a former staff sergeant in the Royal Engineers, who lost both of his legs in an explosion while serving in Afghanistan in 2010 will compete in Brazil this September.