Keighley 17-year-old Rebekah Tiler has been named in the Great Britain weightlifting squad for Rio 2016.

Tiler pipped Zoe Smith to the single available women's berth after Smith injured her shoulder during last month's British Championships.

Tiler is considered a rising star in the sport after winning bronze at this year's European Championships and finishing fourth at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

She said: "I am so excited and honoured to be representing Team GB in Rio this summer; it's a dream come true and something I've wanted ever since I got into the sport.

"The next few weeks of preparation are so important and thanks to the support from UK Sport & British Weightlifting, I'm 100 per cent focused on ensuring that I'm in the best possible condition heading into Rio and I can't wait to go out there and do my best."

Tiler will be joined in the squad by 22-year-old British record holder Sonny Webster, who also finished fourth at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Smith, who competed at London 2012 and won gold in Glasgow, will require surgery on the injury which effectively ended her hopes of going to her second Olympics.

A statement from British Weightlifting said: "The health and well-being of all athletes remains British Weight Lifting's number one priority and we will remain focused on supporting Zoe through her rehabilitation and continue to provide her with the best support possible to ensure a full recovery."