A 100-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy will be the oldest and the youngest Olympic torchbearers to carry the flame through the streets of London, Reuters reported.

Dinah Gould and Dominic MacGowan are among 7,300 people who have been named the torchbearers by the Olympics organisers on Monday.

Dinah Gould, who will be completing 100 years by the time she carries the torch, said she was honoured to be taking part in the event.

"I just hope I do a good job," Reuters quoted her as saying.

Also joining the group will be Dominic Macgowan, the youngest torchbearer among the selected 212 children to take part in the relay. The relay starts on 19 May.

"I'm most nervous about falling over," he told Reuters.

Some thousands of youngsters from around 20 countries were also named as torchbearers as part of the London 2012's International Inspiration programme. The names of the torch bearers were selected through a public nomination process. The list includes some prominent figures like billionaire Lakshmi Mittal and Rugby World Cup-winning coach Sir Clive Woodward.

As many as 700 more torchbearers, including celebrities, are due to be announced at a later date.

The torch will travel 8,000 miles around the UK through various modes of transport before the opening ceremony on 27 July. An average of 115 people a day will carry the torch around 300 metres each across countries including Ireland, Scotland, Wales and stop at important landmarks.

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Olympic torch bearers for the London 2012 Olympic Games, (L-R) Abul Kasam, Dinah Gould, Dominic John MacGowan, Rosy Ryan and Aidan Kirkwood pose for a photograph with Olympic torches during a media viewing at Stepney Green Park in London on 19 MarchREUTERS/Luke MacGregor
The youngest Olympic torch bearer for the London 2012 Olympic Games, 11 year old Dominic John MacGowan, poses for a photograph with an Olympic torch during a media viewing at Stepney Green ParkREUTERS/Luke MacGregor
The Oldest Olympic torch bearer, Dinah Gould and the youngest, Dominic John MacGowan, pose for a photographREUTERS/Luke MacGregor
Dinah Gould (L) and John MacGowan, pose for a photographREUTERS/Luke MacGregor