One hundred-year-old woman carries Olympic Torch


POSTED: Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 2:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 2:04am

The Olympic torch was carried today in London by a special person. What makes her so special? Well, she's 100 years old.

Diana Gould became the oldest torch bearer of the London Olympics.

She carried the torch as the crowd cheered through Middlesex University in north London.

The mayor of London was among the attendees. He says he couldn't be more proud.

"I think she did an amazing job,” stated Mayor Boris Johnson. “She didn't even use her stick, and she is 100. She carried the whole thing, all the way. And you saw the reception she got - absolutely incredible."

The torch run will end this Friday night during the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony.

One billion people around the world are expected to tune in to watch. You can too - right here on NBC33.


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