Croydon Harriers secure lottery funding, but others miss out
9:40am Tuesday 15th October 2013 in Sport
Croydon Harriers James Dasaolu and Martyn Rooney have secured lottery funding for a further year.
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey of Sutton & District AC, as well as David Weir, have also been named on a lottery listing that excludes Commonwealth Games gold medalist Andy Turner from Sutton.
Turner, who also had his lottery funding cut in 2009 only to go on and win the 110m hurdles at the Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010, tweeted: "Remember athletes, just because you don't get funding when you think you should, just prove them wrong. I did."
Also among the names to miss out is former world triple jump champion Phillips Idowu.
UK Sport, the body which distributes the funding, has narrowed its criteria, meaning only athletes considered realistic medal contenders for the Rio 2016 Olympics are eligible for funding.
Dasaolu's progression this year in the 100m saw him win silver at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenberg, as well as break the 10-second barrier at the British trials in Birmingham. His time of 9.91 seconds made him the second fastest Brit ever behind Linford Christie, and he would clock 9.97 seconds in the 100m at the World Championships in Moscow in reaching the final.
Aikines-Ayreetey has received his funding as part of the 4x100m relay team after setting a personal best of 10.08 at the Birmingham trials.
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