On 20th December, UK Sport confirmed that it will invest up to a further £57,264 in British Fencing in the run up to Tokyo2020.
This award is a result of the medal winning potential demonstrated by Marcus Mepstead in winning Silver at the 2019 Fencing World Championships.
This additional investment in British Fencing follows the £87,000 investment to support Richard Kruse in early 2019 and the £192,500 Aspiration Fund investment in 2018, which supports a number of athletes and teams through the qualification journey for Tokyo 2020.
Marcus Mepstead said, “This financial support will make a huge difference as it will allow me to fully focus on training, maximising my performance and building a strong team around me in the run up to Tokyo. I’d like to thank UK Sport, the National Lottery and British Fencing”.
Johnny Davis, BF’s Olympic Team Manager, said, “As we move into this crucial period of the final few months of qualification this support from UK Sport is greatly appreciated. In the lead up to Tokyo 2020 it will allow us to keep focussed on competition and training plans led by athlete needs”.
Georgina Usher, CEO of British Fencing said, “On behalf of British Fencing, I would like to thank UK Sport and the National Lottery for this support. Importantly this award recognises that our best athletes are capable of delivering World Class performances whilst also inspiring communities and the next generation of young fencers”.
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