Phillips Idowu loses out on lottery funding for 2013-14

Phillips Idowu loses out on lottery funding for 2013-14

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Former world champion Phillips Idowu is one of a number of high-profile GB athletes to lose their lottery funding for 2013-14.Idowu, who won triple jump gold in 2009 in Berlin, took a break from the sport last year and missed the World Championships in Moscow.
Also among those to miss out are fellow former world medallists Andy Turner, Jenny Meadows and Lisa Dobriskey.
But the women’s 4x100m relay team have been rewarded for their world bronze.
The sprint quartet of Ashleigh Nelson, Annabelle Lewis, Hayley Jones and Dina Lewis-Asher join the funding programme along with Anyika Onuora after the progress they made in the last 12 months following the failure to qualify a team for the 2012 Olympics.
On the Paralympic side, world champion Sophie Hahn, 16, gets funding for the first time after triumphing in the T38 100m at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon in June.
Lyon silver medallist Jonathan Broom-Edwards (high jump) is funded for the first time while sprinter Sophie Kamlish is promoted from the potential squad and veteran Stephen Miller returns to the podium funding programme.
Meadows and Dobriskey won 800m bronze and 1500m silver respectively at the 2009 World Championships while two years later in Daegu, Turner claimed 110m hurdles bronze.
European World Cup qualifying: 18 countries still in race to Brazil
Tuesday sees the final games in the World Cup European qualifying groups.
Five of the nine automatic qualification slots have already been decided, with Belgium, Italy, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland assured of their place in Brazil next summer.
Aside from those five and Croatia and Sweden – who have both sealed a play-off spot – there are still 18 teams with something to play for.
Russia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, England and Spain are all looking to retain top spot in their groups.
BBC Sport looks at the permutations for each group going into the final fixtures.
Each group winner qualifies automatically for the World Cup. Eight of the nine second-placed teams will face each other in two-legged seeded play-offs on 15 and 19 November.
The second-placed team to miss out will be that with the worst record in games against the teams finishing first, third, fourth and fifth in their group.

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