A teenage swimming star tipped for the Rio Olympics has died in bed at home just hours after winning her latest award.

Schoolgirl Chloe Waddell, 16, went into cardiac arrest on Sunday morning and despite efforts from an ambulance crew to save her she was pronounced dead in hospital.

Predicted to be part of the GB squad for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, Chloe had been presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award for swimming just the day before.

The teenager's parents desperately attempted to revive her after they found her unconscious at their home in Timperley, Greater Manchester.

Her mother, Fiona Waddell, told the Manchester Evening News that Chloe had been marked out as a "gifted swimmer who competed for her country".

Mrs Waddell said: "She was also bright academically. Everything she did she gave 100%. We are very proud of her."

Chloe had attended the swimming awards ceremony on Saturday and later went to a party at a friend's house.

Police said the cause of death was not yet known but there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and details have been passed to the coroner.

A police spokesman said: "At about 8.30am on 3 February 2013, police were called by the ambulance service who had attended a house on Bryons Drive in Timperley.

"Paramedics were there to treat a 16-year-old girl who had gone into cardiac arrest.

"She was taken to hospital but sadly died."

The spokesman said that Chloe had slipped and cut her lip at her friend's party, but described it as a "minor injury".