Aiden Reynolds, 18, from Telford in Shropshire, joined six other youth athletes last night, to light the Olympic Cauldron during the Olympic opening ceremony.
The flame, which had travelled over 8,000 miles around the UK, became the focus of the celebration, when multi gold medal winner, Steve Redgrave handed the flame to seven budding athletes.
Rower Steve Redgrave was at James Watt School in Handsworth engaging school children in all sorts of summer sports ahead of the 2012 games.
Sir Steve won Olympic gold five times, so knows all about hard training.
The children say they found him an inspiration.