I wish to nominate Shaun White as an Olympic Torchbearer. He is a person who always strives to do his best in all walks of life. Almost 14 years of age he is a true ambassador for sport. Shaun was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is mobile by using a rollator or by propelling himself in his wheelchair. As a young child he was an intensely shy person and would not speak out. Over the years he has demonstrated a fierce determination to succeed in all that he does, inspiring others around him to achieve their goals. Through his love of sport Shaun has gained hugely in confidence and now speaks, in a quiet and thoughtful manner. He has gone on to represent his school and the London Borough of Croydon in Boccia, reaching the National Finals in Nottingham, coming 7th overall. In athletics he has participated in The Panathlon Challenge, reaching the London Finals, and in the London Youth Games. This gave him the courage to take on the challenge of training, entering and completing the London wheelchair mini marathon, 3 years running, coming 3rd in his age group. This in turn has improved his feeling of self confidence to participate in a Young Leaders Course. He is now organising and running lunch time sporting activities in school, which has a positive effect on the pupils who participate. Shaun?s quiet determination and inner strength is truly an inspiration to all who come into contact with him. I have no hesitation in nominating him as an Olympic torchbearer.