Is this your first time to come to the UK and how has your experience been so far?
Yes it's my first time. Well the place where I took part in the torch relay is more in the countryside, but now I have come to London and my impression is that there are a lot of old cultural buildings.
How did it feel when you found out that you had been selected to carry the Olympic torch?
When I first heard that I had been selected I was very excited, in fact I was very shocked! I had no idea that I had been nominated at all - but once I was selected, I thought I would like to do my best.
How was the actual experience of carrying the Olympic flame?
It was better than I could have imagined. I got a lot of encouragement and support from the local people. They were more excited than I was! At first I was quite nervous and all I could think of was if I could actually run well or not, but when I was actually standing on the route I was able to run, encouraged by the voices of the supporters.
Was the torch very heavy?
It is quite heavy! About 2 kilos? It includes the gas for the flame as well.