Beckham kicks off hunt for London Olympics torchbearers

London, June 14: London Olympics games ambassadors David Beckham and Zara Phillips have launched the hunt for 8,000 Olympics torchbearers.

Beckham revealed that the first to carry the flame on its 70-day journey around Britain next year would be 18-year-old sportswoman Gabriella Roseje from Bermondsey, Express.co.uk reports.

“Gabriella is a perfect example of the qualities we are looking for in a person to run with the Olympic flame,” said the former England skipper.

Roseje, who works with disadvantaged children, said she hopes her nomination would inspire others.

Games sponsors Samsung revealed young people will make up more than half the torchbearers. (ANI)