Student to carry Olympic torch

Nicola Byrom, Olympic torchbearer
Nicola Byrom founded a charity to help students with eating disorders Photo: ITV Meridian

A student who became a campaigner, using her experience of having and recovering from an eating disorder to help others, has been chosen to carry the Olympic Torch.

Nicola Byrom set up the charity Student Run Self Help in 2009. She will carry the flame through Oxford as part of the torch's seventy day journey around Britain ahead of this summer's 2012 London Games.

She is one of only three people from Oxford University to be nominated. She has been chosen in recognition of her work helping young people with eating disorders. Sue Kinnear has been to meet her.

"It's fantastic to get that recognition. It's been a lot of hard work."

– Nicola Byrom, 2012 Olympic torchbearer