Laura Weightman, trained by Sunderland’s Steve Cram, will represent Britain at London 2012.
The 1,500m runner qualified for Team GB with a winning run at the Olympic trials in Birmingham on June 25.
The 21-year-old Morpeth Harrier will now make the Olympic games her first senior championship.
She said: "I'm unbelievably excited, it is a dream come true. Ever since we were awarded the Olympics it was a strong passion of mine to compete at those games.
"I don’t want to just go there and make up the team, I want to go there and put in a performance that makes everyone proud."
Cram took part in three Olympic games and was especially pleased to see Laura overcome a difficult 2011.
He said: "Its brilliant for Laura, last year was a difficult year, she had problems with her asthma and had a knee operation.
"She's worked so hard so she thoroughly deserves a place in the team."
Even though her coach is one of the most famous names in athletics, Laura's mum Diana Weightman insists she is the boss.
Diana said: "I think in any situation, any family, the mother is the boss.
"We won't be able to believe it until I'm actually sat in the stand and she is on the start line."
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