Game maker recalls "most amazing experience"
A VOLUNTEER from Marnhull got more than he bargained for when he put his name down to help out during the Olympic sailing at Weymouth.
Jack Mogridge didn't expect to be doing anything more stewarding in the car park but ended up being featured in television broadcasts around the world after he landed the job of medal and flower bearer.
The 21-year-old games maker was involved in the presentation of Ben Ainslie's gold medal on his first day in the role and was involved in 11 ceremonies over the following week.
Jack, who is a student at Bournemouth University, was put in touch with LOCOG by a volunteering organisation on the campus. He described his Olympic duties as "the most amazing experience" he has ever had.
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"I didn't know what my role would be. It could have been car park duties when I first put my name down," he said.
"It turned out to be an incredible experience - especially to be involved with something that was seen all over the world. Friends in Australia even got in touch to say they had seen me."
Jack says the experience has inspired him to take up sailing, and he's looking forward to returning to Weymouth next month to assist with the Paralympics.