Torch honour for Dales Olympian

Torchbearers Ellie Koyander (left) and Frances Dalrymple-Smith. Frances, who lives in Baslow, will be running in Bakewell. Photo contributed.
Torchbearers Ellie Koyander (left) and Frances Dalrymple-Smith. Frances, who lives in Baslow, will be running in Bakewell. Photo contributed.
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ANOTHER of the 8,000 torchbearers - 7,300 which have so far been confirmed - will be Derbyshire Dales Olympian Ellie Koyander.

At 18, the Tideswell skier was the youngest member of the Great Britain Olympic Skiing squad and the youngest female ever to compete in a freestyle skiing event in the history of the Winter Olympics.

Ellie’s incredible achievements saw her take Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Sportsperson of the Year award in 2010.

She will be carrying the flame through Burton-upon-Trent on June 30.