Olympic star Emily gets funding from UKA for 2017

BRISTOL & West AC Olympian Emily Diamond is one of just three west athletes in a selection of 188 athletes who will receive funding from UK Athletics’ Olympic and Paralympic World Class Performance Programmes (WCPP) in 2016–2017, as the teams focus towards the World Championships in London next year.LilyOwsley&EmilyDiamond

Emily (pictured left with former clubmate and now hockey star Lily Owsley), who won a bronze with the GB women’s 4x40m relay squad in Rio this summer,  has been rewarded for not just that performance but her progress in the individual discipline as she won the UK title and ended the summer second in the UUK Rankings having improved her PB to 51.23secs.

The other two west athletes who made the cut for funding from the National Lottery are Plymouth sprint hurdler David King, who is based at Bath University where he is coached by James Hillier and Trowbridge sprinter Danny Talbot, who makes the 4x100m sprint relay squad.