Adelle Tracey a student at the Arts University Bournemouth was nominated by Dame Kelly Homes as one of the young athletes who lit the Olympic Cauldron at the Opening Ceremony on Friday.

Adelle was chosen by Kelly Holmes for her outstanding promise as a 400 and 800 metres runner and potential future Olympian.

Principal, Professor Stuart Bartholomew said “This has been a well kept secret but we are now able to make this remarkable achievement public. We are immensely proud of Adelle Tracey all the more so because it demonstrates that creativity in the arts can be a great driver of athletic success”.

After lighting the flame, Adelle, from Godalming commented “It was amazing! I can’t believe I got the opportunity to do this, so I’m really, really grateful!” 19 year old Adelle is part of Dame Kelly Holmes ‘On Camp With Kelly’ mentoring initiative which aims to teach what it takes to become a world class athlete.

Adelle has just completed her first year on the BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance degree at the AUB where she was the dedicated make-up artist for the lead male in a live costume drama for her end of year assessment.

The Arts University itself was awarded a Silver Medal at the London 2012 Podium Awards in recognition of its work in costume and production design for the Opening Ceremony in Weymouth on Saturday.