EPM Composites Limited recently supported Micky Yule in the Slider – Ice Warrior Challenge in Whistler, Canada. Working in partnership with Micky and the team, we designed and manufactured the fan-housing for the prosthetic legs which were used in the time trail challenge against the Olympic medal-winner Martins Dukurs.
Currently double amputees can’t take part in the skeleton, but Micky wanted to prove that being an Olympian isn’t about having the perfect body or the perfect number of limbs. It’s about having the Olympic spirit and never giving up.
Martins Dukurs won the challenge overall, this project did however show the grit and determination of one man’s fight to prove you are able to overcome the impossible.
The programme was aired on Quest TV on 7 February 2018 and again on the Discovery Channel on 11 February 2018.