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Essex: Girl Is Landmark Spectator
A 12-year-old girl from Stanford-Le-Hope has become the three millionth spectator to attend the London 2012 Games at the Olympic Park.
Lucy Fuller was treated to an audience with Lord Coe, chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee, during which she was presented with some London 2012 gifts.
The youngster was entering the Olympic Park with her family when she was told by the ticket scanning team that she was the three millionth spectator.
Lucy said: "It's been so great being here in the park, watching the action in the Aquatics Centre and meeting Lord Coe.
"I've just got back from holiday so this is the best way to finish the summer before I go back to school.
"I can't wait to tell all my friends that I was the three millionth visitor.''
Lucy's family, including her father Chris, mother Anna and sister Abigail, were on their way to the Aquatics Centre to see Ellie Simmonds compete in the 400m freestyle heats.
Mr Fuller said: "What a day it's been - we just wanted to be a part of the London 2012 experience and the atmosphere both in the venue and in the Olympic Park has been incredible.
"Meeting Lord Coe has been the icing on the cake and something we'll be telling our friends and family about.''
Lucy was given a signed commemorative book, a mascot and a Links of London Team GB bracelet.
Lord Coe said: "It was fantastic to meet the Fuller family today and I was delighted to be able to present them with some special London 2012 gifts.
"It's great to see so many families on the Park and in our venues, soaking up the atmosphere and witnessing some great sport.''
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