Staffordshire canoeist Lizzie Neave qualifies for London 2012

Lizzie Neave

Stone canoeist Lizzie Neave is in shock after qualifying for the London Olympics at the weekend.

Neave, 24, qualified on the Olympic course at the Lee Valley White Water Centre and will make her Games debut in the women's kayak single event.

"I guess it's a bit of a shock still, I can't quite believe it yet and I probably won't until it's written on paper," she told BBC Radio Stoke.

"I'm so happy. The last couple of days have been very stressful."

She added: "The last few months I have been training and doing my best and getting as good at canoeing as I can. Hopefully it will all have been worth it."