Waterfield suffers funding blow

Pete Waterfield

Pete Waterfield

10:41am Friday 18th January 2013 in Sport

Southampton's Olympic diving silver medalist Pete Waterfield has had his UK Sport funding cut.

The 31-year-old, who had been hoping to go for another medal at the Olympics in 2014, confirmed the news via Twitter this morning.

He wrote: "Well just found out my funding will be cut in April so I won't be able to compete in commonwealths or Rio even if I wanted to."

He added: "A massive thanks to @uk_sport for supporting me since 98 and helping me achieve my dreams, I couldn't have done it without you!

"And a massive thanks to @britishswimming for not telling me your selfs and me finding out second hand!"

Waterfield, who also has a Commonwealth Games gold and silver medal, picked up his Olympic silver in Athens in 2004.

He compete in London 2012 partnering Tom Daley in the synchro competition.

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11:15am Fri 18 Jan 13 SaintsBTGOG says…

Southampton 'based' not born here.

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11:28am Fri 18 Jan 13 derek james says…

have to get a proper job now, lifeguard?

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4:07pm Sat 19 Jan 13 richieroo says…

Welcome to the real world!.

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