British Shooting 'grateful' for increased UK Sport funding

British Shooting 'grateful' for increased UK Sport funding
By Sportsbeat

12/12/2016 at 20:46Updated

British Shooting has spoken of its delight after receiving a significant funding increase from UK Sport ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle.

On Friday, it was announced that British Shooting will receive investment of £7million over the next cycle, up from the £3.9 it received ahead of Rio 2016.

It caps off a memorable year for the sport, in which they secured two bronze medals at this summer's Olympic Games through Ed Ling and Steve Scott, as well as two finalists in Tim Kneale and Amber Hill.

"We are extremely grateful for the investment we have receive from UK Sport and the National Lottery, without which, none of what we have achieved would be possible," said British Shooting performance director Steven Seligmann.

"The funding increase is a result of hard work as well as a committed, focused and unified approach that everyone at British Shooting has contributed to - most notably, the athletes, coaches, volunteers and staff.

"The hard working people involved in our sport are at the heart of what we delivered in the Rio cycle and what we are aspiring to achieve in Tokyo and beyond.

"This is fantastic news for shooting and we look forward to continuing to work with athletes across the performance system with a greater focus and determination towards Tokyo and beyond.

"We have a very exciting group of athletes, who have the potential to get to Tokyo and achieve medal success.

"It will be important that we continue to invest in the things that will make a difference and will enable athletes to fulfil their Olympic aspirations and ensure GB has world leading people delivering world leading performances."

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