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ATHLETICS: Funding continues for Talbot
12:00pm Monday 14th October 2013 in Sport
TROWBRIDGE sprinter Danny Talbot has again been included on UK Athletics' World Class Performance Programme for 2013-14.
200m specialist Talbot, who was controversially left out of Britain's World Championship squad earlier this summer, is one of 44 younger athletes on the lower-level 'podium potential' support to have proved their potential to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
Turks and Caicos Islands' sprinter Delano Williams, who was the man picked ahead of Talbot for Moscow, competing under Britsih citizenship, is also on the podium potential list.
A total of 22 athletes have been selected to Olympic Podium funding (athletes with the potential to medal at Rio 2016), including Melksham-based former 400m world champion Dai Greene, who is coached at the University of Bath by Broughton Gifford's Malcolm Arnold.
British Athletics Performance Director Neil Black said: “Our immediate focus is firmly on medals in 2016, followed by London 2017 when we will host both the IAAF and IPC World Athletics Championships. From there attention shifts to Tokyo 2020. Our WCPP selections absolutely reflect that focus.
“2013 was an excellent year for the British team across both the Olympic and Paralympic programmes. And once again I am confident 2014 will bring further success in what will be another extremely busy indoor and outdoor season.
“The support from the National Lottery via UK Sport enables our athletes to work with the best coaches and support staff and prepare at the best facilities and training camps to ensure they perform to the highest achievable standards.”
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