After an extensive nominations process, votes were collected with Ross selected as the ambassador for the British delegation. The opening ceremony will take place on Saturday 02 March, in the Platinum Arena, Krasnoyarsk at 20:00 local time – 13:00 British time. The ceremony will be live streamed on FISU TV.
Ross Whyte, the Sports’ Studies student from the University of Stirling is an experienced Curler having tasted international multi-sport games environments before, previously winning a silver in the mixed doubles for Great Britain in the Youth Olympics in 2016. Ross, originally from Dumfries, has gone on to compete in the World Junior Championships in 2017 and in 2018, where he won another silver medal. Ross recently won a bronze medal at the World Junior championships in Canada, just a week before heading to Krasnoyarsk. He was also part of the gold medal winning European Men’s Team in November.
Ross Whyte, British Curling Captain (Men’s):
I am very excited to be selected as the Flag Bearer for the Great British Team. It’s a massive honour to be selected by my peers to go out and hold the flag for my country. To represent the 58 members of the Great British team as an ambassador it’s a fantastic privilege. It fills me with real confidence going into the week of competition.
Cate Brewster, British Curling Team Leader:
It’s a great honour for Ross and for Curling to be the flag bearer at the World University Games. I know he is absolutely delighted as are we and the rest of his team. I was Ross’ Coach at the Youth Olympics back in 2016 and he was a pleasure to work with then and has grown up to be a fantastic ambassador for the sport.
Frankie Kelly, Great British Chef De Mission:
I am absolutely delighted that Ross has been selected as the official Flag Bearer for the Great British Team. Ross is a fantastic role model for his sport and a great ambassador for the wider team. It’s an incredible honour to lead the 58 strong Great British team at the opening ceremony and an experience Ross will never forget.