More Scottish athletes to receive funding from UK Athletics

Lynsey Sharp
Lynsey Sharp picked up the silver medal in the 800m at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Fifteen Scottish athletes will receive top-level funding from UK Athletics for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics.

It represents an increase of three athletes from the previous round of funding.

Among the Scots to benefit are Glasgow 2014 medallists Eilidh Child,Lynsey Sharp and Libby Clegg.

Jamie Bowie, the 400m runner who competed for Scotland at this summer's Commonwealth Games, has lost his funding.

The four Scottish athletes new to the programme are high jumper David Smith, middle distance runner Jake Wightman and Paralympic hopefuls Maria Lyle and Jo Butterfield.

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