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2014-15 wORLD CLASS PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME SELECTIONS

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3 November 2014

UKA, the national governing body for British Athletics, has announced the Olympic and Paralympic athletes that will be supported by the World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) for 2014 – 2015.

The selection of these athletes is based on their potential to win medals at Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
The WCPP, funded by the National Lottery through UK Sport, is split into two levels. Podium is for athletes with the potential to medal at Rio 2016, while Podium Potential is for athletes developing towards Tokyo 2020.

UKA has selected 38 athletes to Olympic Podium funding including relay and 26 athletes to Paralympic Podium. 39 Olympic and 26 Paralympic athletes have been selected onto Podium Potential.

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.”

British Athletics invests 100% of the UK Sport grant on elite coaching, provision of world class training facilities, medical and sports science services, warm weather training camps and major championships team travel to ensure our athletes perform to the highest achievable standards.

Podium WCPP

Olympic (20)

Holly Bleasdale (Scott Simpson), Lawrence Clarke (Malcolm Arnold), James Dasaolu (Steve Fudge), Hannah England (Bud Baldaro), Jessica Ennis-Hill (Toni Minichiello), Mo Farah (Alberto Salazar), Adam Gemili (Steve Fudge), Robbie Grabarz (Fuzz Ahmed), Dai Greene, Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Mike Holmes), Christine Ohuruogu (Lloyd Cowan), Andrew Osagie (Craig Winrow), Tiffany Porter (Rana Reider), Andy Pozzi (Malcolm Arnold), Shara Proctor (Rana Reider), Greg Rutherford (Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo), Perri Shakes-Drayton (Chris Zah), William Sharman (Jerzy Maciukiewicz), Lynsey Sharp (Rana Reider), Laura Weightman (Steve Cram)

Olympic Relay (18)

Mens 4x100m - Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (Rana Reider), James Ellington (Rana Reider), Richard Kilty (Rana Reider)

Women’s 4x100m - Dina Asher-Smith (John Blackie), Desiree Henry (Rana Reider), Ashleigh Nelson (Michael Afilaka), Asha Philip (Steve Fudge), Bianca Williams (Lloyd Cowan), Jodie Williams (Christine Bowmaker)

Men’s 4x400m - Michael Bingham (George Williams), Matthew Hudson-Smith (Tony Hadley), Martyn Rooney (Rana Reider), Conrad Williams (Linford Christie), Rabah Yousif Bkheit (Carol Williams)

Women’s 4x400m - Margaret Adeoye (Linford Christie), Eilidh Child (Malcolm Arnold), Shana Cox (George Williams), Anyika Onuora (Rana Reider)


Paralympic (26)

Hollie Arnold (Anthony Hughes), Graeme Ballard (Tabo Huntley), Paul Blake (Rob Ellchuk), Jonathan Broom-Edwards (Fuzz Ahmed), Mickey Bushell (Jenny Archer), Jo Butterfield (Phil Peat/Shona Malcolm), Libby Clegg (Keith Antoine), Hannah Cockroft (Jenni Banks), Aled Davies (Ryan Spencer Jones), David Devine (David Evans), Kyron Duke (Anthony Hughes), Dan Greaves (Jim Edwards), Sophie Hahn (Joe McDonnell), Beverley Jones (John Parkin), Sophie Kamlish (Rob Ellchuk), Maria Lyle (Tabo Huntley), Dean Miller (Bud Baldaro), Stephen Miller (Ros Miller), Mel Nicholls (Job King), Stephen Osborne (Jenni Banks), Jonnie Peacock (Steve Fudge), Josie Pearson (Anthony Hughes), Gemma Prescott (Mike Wood), Stef Reid (Rana Reider), Richard Whitehead (Keith Antoine), Bethany Woodward (Lee Doran)

Podium Potential WCPP

Olympic (39)

Chris Baker (Sharon Heveran), Meghan Beesley (Nick Dakin), Dan Bramble (Frank Attoh), Lucy Bryan (Charles Preston), Ashley Bryant (Ian Grant), Chris Clarke (Steve Fudge), Luke Cutts (Trevor Fox), Mark Dry (Tore Gustafsson), Zane Duquemin (John Hillier), Tom Farrell (Mark Rowland), Niall Flannery (Nick Dakin), Emelia Gorecka (Mick Woods), Charlie Grice (Jon Bigg), Sophie Hitchon (Tore Gustafsson), Chris Kandu (Fuzz Ahmed), Jessica Judd (George Gandy/Mike Judd), Morgan Lake (Eldon Lake), Jade Lally (Andrew Neal), Nick Miller (John Baumann), Eilish McColgan (Liz McColgan-Nuttall), Sophie McKinna, Mukhtar Mohammed (Jon Bigg), Laura Muir (Andy Young), Chris O’Hare (Terrence Mahon), David Omoregie (Mike Guest), Isobel Pooley (Fuzz Ahmed), Leon Reid (James Hillier), Andrew Robertson (Dan Cossins), Sebastian Rodger (James Hillier), Jazmin Sawyers (Alan Lerwill), Allan Smith (Bryan Roy), David Smith (Fuzz Ahmed), Serita Solomon (Lloyd Cowan), Gemma Steel (John Nuttall), Danny Talbot (Dan Cossins), Lorraine Ugen (Shawn Jackson), Chijindu Ujah (Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo), Jake Wightman (Geoff Wightman), Delano Williams (Neil Harrison)

Paralympic (26)

Jonathan Adams (Jim Edwards), Kare Adenegan (Job King), Joshua Bain (Paul Welch/Kevin Bain), Samantha Bowen (Anthony Hughes), Olivia Breen (Jonas Tawiah Dodoo/Julie Hollman), Dan Bramall (Rick Hoskins), Richard Chiassaro (Jenni Banks), Meggan Dawson-Farrell (Ian Mirfin), Toby Gold (Jenny Archer), Jordan Howe (Keith Antoine), Abbie Hunnisett (Camilla Thrush), Moatez Jomni (Jenny Archer), Jade Jones (Ian Thompson/Tanni Grey-Thompson), Rhys Jones (Keith Antoine), Sammi Kinghorn (Ian Mirfin),  Erin McBride (Robert Roberts), Maxine Moore (Alison O’Riordan), Stephen Morris (Chris Moss), Holly Neill (Andrew Roda), Georgina Oliver (Pete Wyman), Ben Rowlings (Job King), Will Smith (Jenny Archer), Laura Sugar (Femi Akinsanya), Isaac Towers (Pete Wyman), Kieran Tscherniawsky (Jim Edwards), Bradley Wigley (Jane Coia)