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RPMF scholarship recipients among UKA’s funded athletes

RPMF scholarship recipients among UKA’s funded athletes

Zane Duquemin, Chris Kandu and David Omoregie named as part of national governing body’s World Class Performance Programme for 2014-15

Three Jean Pickering Olympic Scholarship recipients are to gain further support as they work towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as they have been included on UK Athletics’ World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) for 2014-15.

Earlier this year thrower Zane Duquemin, high jumper Chris Kandu and hurdler David Omoregie were announced as being among the five British Olympic hopefuls to receive a total of more than £60,000 worth of grants as part of scholarships created to mark the one-year anniversary of RPMF founder Jean Pickering’s death.

On Monday national governing body UKA released the names of lottery-funded athletes for the next year, with the trio included on the ‘Podium Potential’ list for athletes developing towards Tokyo 2020.

British Athletics performance director, Neil Black, said: “Our World Class Performance Programme selections for 2014-15 once again reflect on the criteria of medal potential at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“Competition for places on the programme is extremely competitive and this year the selection panel faced tough performance decisions based on such stipulations in this funding cycle.

“Next year we are looking to build on the excellent foundations set in 2014 and I’m excited about how our athletes will fare on the global stage at the World Championships in Beijing and the IPC World Championships in Doha.

“I’d like to thank the National Lottery and UK Sport for their continued investment in the World Class Performance Programme. The support enables our athletes to be the best prepared in their quest for success in 2016, at the home World Championships in 2017 and beyond.”

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