Young Leader from London 2012's International Inspiration programme set to Run in Olympic Torch Relay
Mohamed ElSayed from Alexandria in Egypt has been given the opportunity of a lifetime to run with the Olympic Torch as a result of his involvement in London 2012’s international sports legacy programme, International Inspiration.
He is amongst a group of 20 young people involved in International Inspiration who will take part in the Olympic Torch Relay in Nottingham in the UK on 28 June.
There will be one Torchbearer coming from each of the 20 countries which are part of International Inspiration, from Azerbaijan to Zambia. Each International Inspiration Torchbearer was nominated and selected either for their dedication and commitment to inspiring children and young people in their communities through the power of sport or for the personal challenges they have overcome in their lives.
Mohamed said: “This is an opportunity to act as an ambassador for my country at a tumultuous time in Egyptian history and to find out more about Paralympics athletes who, like me, compete with prosthetic limbs.”