BRADFORD Grammar School pupil Rebecca Clynes has been rewarded for her early-morning training sessions.

The 14-year-old Leeds-based swimmer is to compete at the European Youth Olympics in Hungary, which is part of the Gyor 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival, later this month.

Clynes said: "It was a big surprise to be selected to swim for Team GB. I'm really excited to be competing in Hungary this summer. All of those morning training sessions really paid off."

The youngster trains two hours every morning, alongside her academic studies, and recently qualified for the junior women's final (ages 14-17) in the 200 metres breaststroke at the British Swimming Championships.

She also competed in the Welsh Nationals, winning an abundance of medals. These included golds in the100m breaststroke, 200m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 50m breaststroke and 400m individual medley, silvers in the 100m butterfly and 200m breaststroke and a bronze medal for a relay.

A total of 50 British athletes will compete at the Festival, which has attracted about 3,000 athletes from 50 European nations to compete across ten Olympic sports from July 23-29.

Andy Galley, Bradford Grammar School's acting director of sport, said: "It is amazing to see what Rebecca has achieved already and I am excited for what her future holds.

"She is not only a high-level sports performer but also a fantastic role model for young and aspiring BGS athletes."

Meanwhile, Clynes' schoolmate Ciara Schlosshan was part of a 37-strong Great Britain squad competing at the LEN European Junior Championship in Israel last week.

Also competing in Netanya were her City of Leeds clubmates Layla Black and Leah Crisp.