UK Sport announces increase in funding for British Triathlon


British Triathlon's performance programmes have received an increase in investment from UK Sport for the 2021 - 2025 funding cycle.

The sport returned from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics with a total of six medals including gold in the Mixed Team Relay and in the PTS5 category with Lauren Steadman

UK Sport's announcement is being spread across 33 sports and will help further support British Triathlon in their preparations for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The increased investment will provide places for additional athletes to be added to the World Class Programme, which not only has positive implications for Paris, but also helps sports to strengthen the pathway of young athletes who are targeting success at the Los Angeles Games in 2028.

The additional funds will also help increase access to international competition and training camps for the athletes as well as support from coaches and practitioners to aid performance

British Triathlon CEO, Andy Salmon, said: "This is great news that UK Sport and the National Lottery have furthered their support for our perfromance programmes. We saw iconic moments from our athletes in Tokyo and to have won gold in both the Olympics and Paralympics shows our depth across the two programmes. 

"As we move further into the Paris 2024 cycle I know this investment will be invaluable in supporting our athletes and support staff as they strive for more success."

British Triathlon Performance Director, Mike Cavendish, said: "Today's news is testament to the hard work undertaken by our performance team in the daily training environment to ensure our athletes are the best prepared on the start line. 

"I want to thank UK Sport and the National Lottery for their continued support and belief in the programme and our drive for further success at the Paris 2024 Games."

Sally Munday, CEO of UK Sport said: “The collective pride of what our brilliant Olympic and Paralympic athletes achieved in Tokyo this summer still shines brightly. The most exciting element of Tokyo was the breadth of success we saw across both our Olympic and Paralympic teams. To now be in a position to strengthen our investment across so many sports for Paris will undoubtedly help us in our ambition to reach, inspire and unite the nation.

“Seeing first-hand the way our athletes brought the nation together in Tokyo after such a difficult period was uplifting, whether it be the family and friends of Tom Dean cheering him to gold from Maidenhead or the brilliant story of our Wheelchair Rugby squad winning gold.

“While today’s news is about supporting our summer sports on their journey to Paris, fans have just a few weeks to wait for their next Olympic and Paralympic fix as our winter athletes limber up for what promises to be a thrilling Winter Games in Beijing.”

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