Every TeamGB Athlete To Get Tokyo2020 Funding Says UK Sport

The body in charge of investing millions in the UK's Olympic athletes says global competition will be tougher for the Tokyo tournament.

Strategists at UK Sport are now working out how to spend their budget of around £550million ahead of the next Olympic Games.

They calculate every athletes' chances of winning a medal.

Simon Timson, Director of Performance, says nothing will be left to chance and that every athlete aiming for a medal in Tokyo will get the investment they need.

He's still hoping TeamGB will be able to repeat their success in Rio:

Wolverhampton gymnast Kristian Thomas says deciding whether to increase or cut funding to individual sports and athletes is tough. He believes UK Sport seem to be making the right calls so far. 

Kristian, who didn't manage a medal at Rio this summer, says the funding is crucial to programmes like theirs:

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