Angler chosen to carry Olympic Torch

A former England sea fishing international has been chosen to carry the Olympic Torch through his home town during its nationwide tour of the country.

Shore fishing ace Chris Clark has taken gold in international events but a horrific injury that has left him with a steel shoulder joint stopped his intense dedication to the scene.

But despite this, he battled back against the odds and three weeks after leaving hospital he was back fishing and he will now take the torch through Lymington in Hampshire as a reward for his achievements and courage.

“I’m honoured to have been chosen to carry the Olympic Torch – this means more to me than any gold medal,” explained an elated Chris.