BEWDLEY sailing star Alison Young is among the first athletes to join Team GB for the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The 2015 world champion, 32, will get her third tilt at an Olympic medal in the Laser Radial dinghy class.

Young enjoyed a stellar summer with bronze medals at the 2019 world championships and World Cup Series Enoshima and fourth at Ready Steady Tokyo, the Olympic test event.

“It’s a huge privilege to be able to go to a third Games as part of a fantastic team,” said Young who came fifth at London 2012 and eighth at Rio 2016.