Town woman runs Olympic torch relay

Torchbearer 125 Rachel Nafzger carries the Olympic flame on the leg between Saltash and Plymouth. The torchbearer's name is provided in good faith, however the Press Association has been unable to verify it independently.
Torchbearer 125 Rachel Nafzger carries the Olympic flame on the leg between Saltash and Plymouth. The torchbearer's name is provided in good faith, however the Press Association has been unable to verify it independently.
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A YOUNG woman from Daventry carried the Olympic flame on the first day of its relay around the UK.

Rachel Nafzger, 21, carried the torch in Plymouth, where she is at university, on Saturday.

Rachel was born four months premature with limited sight and grew up in Daventry where her family live on the Timken estate.

Rachel was picked through Coca-Cola’s Future Flames, which recognises the positive contributions young people make in their communities

Despite being registered blind, Rachel has not let this hold her back. She is a member of a volunteer society, becoming a leader for a conservation project for Devon and Cornwall’s rural railway stations.

Another Daventry woman Kristin Hallenga will carry the torch on one of its final days, July 21, in London as the flame nears the Olympic Stadium ahead of the opening ceremony on Friday, July 27.

The torch relay is set to skip over Daventry district.

On July 2 the torch relay will take to the streets of Dunchurch, before being driven to Northampton for another leg.

On the journey it may stop off at Althorp House for invited guests to see.