Bruce Mouat said that he enjoyed the best moment of his life as he was named as part of Team GB for the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Mouat will make history as the first curler to compete for Great Britain in two different disciplines at the same Games, after being confirmed as skip for the mens’ squad and as one of the mixed doubles curlers.
The teams are the first to be named ahead of next year’s Olympics and Mouat said that confirmation of his place had made a childhood dream come true.
“I’ve dreamt about something like this for a very long time,” he told STV.
“I remember, I think I was probably in primary six at school, and I was writing about what my future was going to be. I said I was going to be an Olympian.
“To get that moment and share it with family and tell them I’m going to be achieving one of my major dreams, it’s probably the best moment of my life.”
The 27-year-old will compete in the mixed doubles alongside long-time partner Jen Dodds and he said that made the day all the more memorable.
He added: “I was seven when I met her but she was ten and she always reminds me that I was only as tall as the brush at that point so she knows. It’s just nice to have her on the ice with me and to share the special moments.”
The duo won the World Championships in Aberdeen earlier this year and Dodds feels that has given her a platform, and a reputation, to take to China.
“Going into my first World Championships and winning it gave me a lot of confidence that I deserve to be here and that I can play at this level,” she said.
“At the same time, the teams sit up and take notice now and it is going to be that sort of target on your back, I would say.”