Occupational therapy student Ruby Miller makes Olympic history
Ruby Miller, an Occupational Therapy student at Cardiff University will run with the Olympic Torch through Cardiff’s city centre on 25 May.
Ruby was selected as part of the Samsung Torchbearer nomination programme and is one of 8000 Torchbearers who will carry the Olympic Flame across the UK.
Selected for her outstanding commitment to her studies and her sport, Ruby Miller is one of the University’s most impressive students. A member of the University’s High Performance Sports Programme, Ruby started her cycling career at the age of 10 and has since enjoyed considerable success in all parts of the sport, including track, mountain bike, road and cyclo-cross.
On the international stage, Ruby has excelled. She was selected for the Olympic Development Programme 2008 – 2010 and was the National Cyclo-Cross Champion, National Mountain Bike Champion and National Track Champion in the 2009/10 season. More recently, Ruby was selected to compete in the Senior Track Cycling World Cup at the Manchester Velodrome. At University level, Ruby is Cardiff’s top point scorer in the British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) competition.
The Olympic Torch started its journey around the UK in Land’s End on 19 May and will reach more than 1000 cities, towns and villages across the UK, with 95% of the UK population being within one hour’s distance of this historic event.
The Olympic Flame will be travelling through the streets of Cardiff from 25-26 May 2012, with local street celebrations taking place along the route. It will arrive at the Olympic Stadium in London on 27 July 2012 to mark the start of the Olympic Games.