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Waterfield suffers funding blow

10:41am Friday 18th January 2013

Waterfield suffers funding blow

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.

Comments(3)

Comments(3)

SaintsBTGOG says...
11:15am Fri 18 Jan 13

Southampton 'based' not born here.

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

have to get a proper job now, lifeguard?

richieroo says...
4:07pm Sat 19 Jan 13

Welcome to the real world!.

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