Kye’s greatest achievement before Tokyo was the silver medal he picked up at the inaugural European Championships in Glasgow in 2018.
The athlete, who first started BMXing at the age of three, realised a family ambition by representing Team GB in the men’s BMX Supercross at Tokyo 2020.
After winning his silver medal, the team man cheered on training partner Bethany Shriever to gold as the duo dominated the event and made history.
Sally Scholes, Careers Advisor and member of the University’s Student Futures team, said: “It was a pleasure to involve Kye Whyte in the launch of the Student Futures BAME Higher Series.
“BAME Higher is a series of workshops, guest speakers and podcasts to explore, demystify and inspire students from BAME backgrounds to help them ‘find their extraordinary.’”
The University of Hull is an official partner of Team GB – incorporating both the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games, and the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
The partnership provides opportunities for the University of Hull’s students, staff and communities, including participating in Team GB events, developing courses, guest speakers and CV-boosting opportunities such as work experience and volunteering.
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More details on the Team GB partnership can be found here.