Tynedale torchbearer - Sam Smith
Last updated at 12:40, Monday, 26 March 2012
INSPIRATIONAL youngster Sam Smith, of Wylam, has been chosen to carry the Olympic Torch through Ashington on Friday, June 15.
Despite being wheelchair-bound as he suffers from Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, the Ovingham Middle School pupil is sports mad.
Sam, (12), who regularly plays cricket, football and basketball, is an ambassador for the Youth Sport Trust and has been selected as a young sports leader at his school.
Nominated by a member of his local cricket club, he said: “I can’t wait to carry the torch and it is going to be a massive occasion.
“I watch the Olympics and, with it being in England, it is going to be much better this year. ”
First published at 11:58, Monday, 26 March 2012
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