University of Stirling student, Ross Whyte, has been selected to represent Team GB at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
The fourth-year Sport Studies student will join members of Team Mouat, the world curling silver medallists led by Bruce Mouat, as alternate, as he has regularly done at World and European Championships.
As well as team skip Mouat, Whyte will be heading to Beijing alongside Stirling graduate, Bobby Lammie, vice-skip Grant Hardie and Hammy McMilllan and he’s looking forward to joining the group he knows well having played with and against them in recent years.
He said: “As an athlete, the Olympics has always been my main target and managing to make it to my first Games is a great feeling. The venue looks amazing and I’m training very hard to ensure I’m in the best position to help Team Mouat attain their goals.”
“My understanding of the game whilst being alongside Team Mouat has increased significantly. Learning from the boys and coaches has given me an insight into how a world class team operates.”
Ross Whyte (far right) and Stirling graduate, Bobby Lammie (centre), with Team Mouat (l-r: Bruce Mouat, Grant Hardie and Hammy McMillan). Pic by PPA / Graeme Hart
As part of the University’s performance sport programme, Whyte receives support in managing his studies alongside a busy training and competing schedule and also works with the Scottish Institute of Sport in the brand new high performance areas.
Commenting on the benefits of training in the University environment, he said: “Our physical preparations have been maximised through the new gym facilities in the University. The new and fresh feel of the gym makes me very motivated to go and train with amazing equipment.”
The Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games takes place between 4 – 20 February 2022.
Find out more about the University of Stirling performance sport programme.