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I went along to the East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf this lunchtime to see David Beckham unveil his nomination for an Olympic Torchbearer.
Gabriella Roseje is from Bermondsey in London, and has played sport all her life; more recently she’s started coaching others. She works with people from disadvantaged backgrounds to help them get into sport.
Beckham said, “Gabriella is an impressive and inspiring person. Not only is she successful in her own right, she willingly supports and helps those around her. I’m proud to nominate her as Samsung’s first Olympic Torchbearer. The nomination campaign aims to give the unsung heroes in communities across the world their chance to shine in the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. Gabriella is a perfect example of the kind of qualities we are looking for in a person to run with the Olympic Flame.”
Just 18 years old, it was clear Gabriella was both excited and overwhelmed at being nominated as this slightly fuzzy video shows:
Gabriella’s nomination means she’ll be one of the Samsung Torch Relay runners: the company is looking to recruit 1,359 more inspirational people to be part of the total 8,000 relay runners. If you want to nominate someone, or just find out more, visit www.samsung.com/uk/london2012