Friday, August 18, 2017

Cameron Brodie announced as Flag Bearer at World University Games

"This is a fantastic and well deserved honour and Cameron has proved himself to be a true professional and a strong contributor to the sport in Scotland and across Britain."

We are delighted that Cameron Brodie, who trains at the University of Stirling, has been awarded the honour of flag bearer at the World University Games in Chinese Tapei.

Originally from Inverurie, Cameron Brodie has been part of the National Performance Programme since he was 14 years old and is now coached by Ben Higson at the University of Stirling where he has just completed an MSc in Sports Management.

Ally Whike, Director of Performance at Scottish Swimming commented:

"This is a fantastic and well deserved honour and Cameron has proved himself to be a true professional and a strong contributor to the sport in Scotland and across Britain."

The Scottish swimmer will represent the GB team when the World University Games (WUGS) officially get underway with a celebratory welcome at Taipei Stadium on Saturday August 19.

Brodie, 24, is making his second WUGS appearance having competed two years ago in Gwangju and will be looking to star in both the 100m and 200m butterfly events.

A two-time Commonwealth Games representative and part of the Scottish team which won silver in the 4x200m freestyle relay final on home soil in 2014, Brodie has also medalled regularly at domestic level.

Winner of the 200m butterfly title at the 2015 British Championships, he added another silver earlier this year in Sheffield behind Olympian James Guy and will be looking to use the WUGS to qualify for Team Scotland’s 2018 Commonwealth Games team.
Cameron spoke of his pride at being handed the duty of flag bearer.
 
“What an honour, it came as a total surprise. To get the call, ahead of so many incredible athletes – I was a little in awe of them, the fact that I’ll be leading them all out at the Opening Ceremony – I’m buzzing for it.”
 
“I’ve never been to an Opening Ceremony before, so this will be a new experience and to be flag bearer will be even better.” 
For more information on this article please contact Helen Plank at h.plank@scottishswimming.com
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