6 photos that prove the amazing might and power of 17-year-old weightlifter Rebekah Tiler

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Rio 2016: British Teen Lifting for Olympic Gold

Team GB's Rebekah Tiler proved she is a true star in the making after a stunning display of strength in the Olympic weightlifting in Rio.

The 17-year-old from Keighley in West Yorkshire competed in the women's 69kg event and equalled her own British record with an accumulated snatch and clean-and-jerk total of 227kg.

That was enough to earn her 10th place overall and conjure expectations that she will be in genuine medal contention in Tokyo in four years' time.

Check out these pictures which show how Tiler's qualities add up to an amazing combination of talent and toughness.

1. Calmness

Team GB's Rebekah Tiler competes in the women's 69kg weightlifting competition at Rio 2016 (Mike Groll/AP)
(Mike Groll/AP)

2. Confidence

Team GB's Rebekah Tiler competes in the women's 69kg weightlifting competition at Rio 2016 (Mike Groll/AP)
(Mike Groll/AP)

3. Poise

Team GB's Rebekah Tiler competes in the women's 69kg weightlifting competition at Rio 2016 (Mike Groll/AP)
(Mike Groll/AP)

4. Courage

Team GB's Rebekah Tiler competes in the women's 69kg weightlifting competition at Rio 2016 (Mike Groll/AP)
(Mike Groll/AP)

5. Power

Team GB's Rebekah Tiler competes in the women's 69kg weightlifting competition at Rio 2016 (Mike Groll/AP)
(Mike Groll/AP)

6. Fight

Team GB's Rebekah Tiler competes in the women's 69kg weightlifting competition at Rio 2016 (Mike Groll/AP)
(Mike Groll/AP)

Now her Olympic competition is over Tiler is going to enjoy a bit of downtime in Rio by taking to the pool and eating "pizzas and brownies and stuff - all the nice food".

And there's one particular selfie she has in mind: "I want to get one with Usain Bolt - I've been trying for ages. I've seen him around so I'll try again."