LUCY Glover is heading to the Olympic Games!

The Warringtonian has been confirmed as part of a 45-strong Team GB rowing squad for the delayed 2020 games, which get underway on July 23.

The 21-year-old, who now represents Edinburgh University having started out at Warrington Rowing Club, will be competing at her first Olympics and is one of 37 debutants among the rowers.

Former Lymm High School pupil Glover will join Leander Club's Hannah Scott and sisters Charlotte and Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne – of the University of London and Reading University respectively – in the women's quadruple sculls.

Together, the quartet won silver at the European Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy, in April during what was Glover's first event representing the senior Great Britain team.

British Rowing Director of Performance Brendan Purcell commented: “When we qualified our ten boats for the Olympic Games back in September 2019, we had no idea of the challenges that would lie ahead.

"We used the lockdown time away from competition to focus on ourselves and individual development.

"Since then, the group have thrived, topping the medal table at both the 2021 Europeans and the World Rowing Cup II.

“Obviously, this Olympic Games will be a totally different experience with it being the first time in over two years we’ll be competing against many crews from the rest of the world.

"We don't have a real form line on them but we believe in the work we are doing and the results of our own performances and it’s a great opportunity for the coaches and athletes to go out there and write a unique chapter in the legacy of the British Rowing team in this unique year.”