UF Student Carries Olympic Torch
GAINESVILLE - She was only one of 22 Americans in the entire world chosen to carry the Olympic torch before the Olympic games, and she lives right here in Gainesville.
UF sophomore Jillian Roberts is on of the 8,000 people who carried the torch before the opening ceremonies.
She was nominated to bear it by her sister Emily.
Roberts received the chance because of a charity she began that collects shoes for the less fortunate world wide.
Making Olympic history is a feeling she won't quickly forget.
"I am just so honored to bear the torch and to carry it...it was an incredible experience, and I just want to share the experience with others."
While in England, Roberts got to meet some Olympic greats like swimming gold medalist Summer Sanders and figure skating great, Michelle Kwan.
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