SLIDER: ICE WARRIOR CHALLENGE
SLIDER is a powerful new documentary that follows the inspirational journey of British Paralympic powerlifter, Micky Yule, a double amputee determined to smash any obstacle in his path.
In 2010, while serving in Afghanistan with the Royal Engineers, Micky lost both of his legs above the knee whilst part of a high-risk search team locating IEDs.
Inspired by the Olympics and determined not to be defeated by his disabilities – he went on to become a champion Paralympic Powerlifter winning Gold at the 2016 Invictus Games and going on to represent Britain in the Rio Paralympics later that year.
Not content with his current achievements and thirsty for a huge new challenge, he’s now testing his limits in a sport that is both highly dangerous and virtually impossible for anyone with missing limbs – skeleton.
At present, double amputees can’t take part in skeleton sport, but Micky wants to prove that being an Olympian isn’t about having the perfect body, or the perfect number of limbs. It’s about the Olympic spirit – giving everything you’ve got and never giving up.
Micky will be helped by friends Will Swift, an engineer who will be using technology to try and get Micky sliding with a fair chance in the race, and Mike Goody, a fellow Invictus games athlete who will be calling in favours from the world of sport to get Micky as competitive as possible.
Sliding downwards at speeds of 120km an hour, Micky has set himself a massive challenge, which will culminate in a battle against reigning world skeleton champion and Olympic medal-winner, Martins Dukurs.
This is the first time a double amputee has challenged an able-bodied world champion skeleton athlete, which will see them compete in a thrilling head-to-head challenge at the world’s fastest slide at the Whistler Sliding Centre in Canada.