Winter Olympics: Bruce Mouat to skip males’s curling workforce & be a part of Jennifer Dodds in blended doubles

Bruce Mouat and his males’s workforce will make their Winter Olympics debut in Beijing in February

Bruce Mouat will make historical past on the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing when he leads the Nice Britain males’s curling workforce and joins fellow Scot Jennifer Dodds within the blended doubles.

The 27-year-old would be the first British roller to compete in two occasions at an Olympics.

Mouat joins Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie and Hammy McMillan within the males’s Crew GB line-up, with Ross Whyte as alternate.

Mouat and Dodds gained the blended doubles world title for Scotland in Might.

All six opponents are making their Winter Olympics debut, with the Video games operating from 4-20 February.

After Eve Muirhead’s rink completed a disappointing eighth on the World Championship in Might, the ladies’s workforce want a top-three end at a qualifying occasion in December to safe their place in Beijing.

Mouat’s rink has been collectively since 2017 and are third on the earth, having gained World Championship silver and Grand Slam gold for Scotland this yr.

“I am completely delighted to lastly get the information that we’ll be heading to Beijing,” mentioned Mouat.

“We’re clearly going to goal actually excessive once we’re there and we’re hoping to return dwelling with some medals.

“When it comes to the blended doubles it is all of the extra thrilling to have the ability to play in each occasions. To be the primary British Olympian to take action makes it even higher. It is one thing I’ll cherish.”

The curling blended doubles occasion was added to the Olympic programme in Pyeongchang in 2018, however a British pairing didn’t qualify.

Dodds, who turned 30 earlier this month, mentioned: “To be chosen for my first Olympics means a lot. It is clearly one thing we have been striving in direction of for years.

“It means loads to be within the workforce with Bruce as properly. We have recognized one another for thus lengthy. We began on the identical membership, so sharing this second collectively is one thing actually particular.”

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