Twelve year-old, Ify Egesi, a British-Nigerian born girl, has been selected to carry the Olympic torch on the eve of the opening ceremony of the games.
Egesi was selected from the Sacred Heart Catholic School in Camberwell in London after entering and winning a competition to find a champion for the games opening as scheduled on July 27.
I wrote about how I had moved 15 places up the ram-coder, came third in my year examinations and about how my family and brothers would be honoured if I were picked,Egesi said on Thursday.
Egesi who was very elated said she would be representing her two countries, Britain and Nigeria; family and school when carrying the torch.
She added that the Olympic authority had asked her to keep both July 25 and 26 dates free adding that she would be carrying the torch en-route to Stratford, where the Olympics stadium is located.
Egesi, who is also an athlete, plays for her school net-ball team and is a member of the athletics club.