World Horse Welfare trustee to carry Olympic torch

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The World Horse Welfare trustee Jane Holderness-Roddam has been confirmed as one of the 8,000 inspirational people carrying the Olympic flame this summer.

Ms Holderness-Roddam will today (March 23rd) be taking the flame through Shurdington in Gloucestershire.

She was the first woman to represent Britain at eventing during an Olympic Games and won the Three-Day Event team gold in Mexico 1968. She also came out on top in the Badminton Horse trials in the same year and in 1978.

The Olympic flame arrived in the UK on May 18th after being toured in Greece and will now be carried over the coming weeks before arriving back in London for the opening ceremony.

Ms Holderness-Roddam revealed she was shocked to be told she had been nominated by Sport England.

"It is a real honour to be chosen as the people taking part have such inspirational stories to tell and have made an enormous difference to the communities in which they live," she continued.

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