The young athletes chosen to help light the Olympic Cauldron at the climax of last night's opening ceremony have spoken about the honour of being nominated to carry out the important task.
Katie Kirk from Holywood in County Down, Northern Ireland, was nominated by Dame Mary Peters, who won gold in the women's pentathlon at the 1972 Munich Games.
The 18-year-old said: "It was really exciting. The atmosphere was brilliant. It was just such an honour to be chosen to do it. I didn't understand just what an honour it was until now. I'm so honoured that Mary chose me."
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