LUCY Glover’s dream is about to be realised.

In the early hours of Friday morning, she begin her first ever Olympic Games campaign as part of Great Britain’s rowing squad.

As she reaches the pinnacle of her sporting journey so far in Tokyo, Glover has reflected on how it all started for her at Lymm High School.

From there, she went on to star for Warrington Rowing Club before moving to Edinburgh University.

“My dream of competing at the Olympic Games has been within me ever since I was lucky enough to be introduced to the sport of rowing through Warrington Rowing Club’s strong links with our school”, the 22-year-old said.

“I feel so fortunate to be able to represent Lymm High School on the biggest sporting stage of them all and I hope to do everyone who has helped me along the journey proud.”

Glover will be in the stroke seat for Team GB’s women’s quadruple sculls, rowing alongside sisters Charlotte and Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne – of the University of London and Reading University respectively – and Leander Club’s Hannah Scott.

Those wishing to follow her progress will have to be up early – the two heats are being run at 3.50am and 4am UK time on Friday.

If they do not qualify automatically, the quartet would then go into a repechage, which is scheduled for 2.50am UK time on Sunday.

Glover and her teammates will be hoping to contend for a medal in the A final – scheduled for Tuesday, July 27 at 2.10am UK time – while the B final precedes it at 1.50am.

They go into the Games in good form, having secured a silver medal at the European Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy, in April.

“On behalf of everyone at Lymm High School, we wish Lucy and her team the very best of luck,” Lymm headteacher Gwyn Williams said.

“Knowing just how hard she has always worked and how much this means to her, she thoroughly deserves any success that comes her way – and we all hope that she’ll be able to bring a medal home to show off to us all in school!”