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Randall awarded Olympic Solidarity grant

England Talent synchronised swimmer Genevieve Randall has been awarded an Olympic Solidarity grant to support her bid for Olympic qualification.

The funding will be used to help Randall and her duet partner Jodie Cowie prepare for international qualification by supporting her training and coaching costs.

In a much stronger position for Olympic qualification

Randall said: “It’s really exciting to receive an Olympic Solidarity grant and I’m grateful for the British Olympic Association’s support in helping to secure it.

“This grant has come at a time when my future in the sport was in doubt because of funding issues. Many people don’t realise that athletes often have to find additional sponsorship to help cover the costs of training and attending competitions, which can be really difficult.

“But this Solidarity funding will help enable me to build on the experience I gained as a GBR Synchronised Swimming team athlete and I’m now in a much stronger position along with my duet partner to prepare for Olympic qualification.”

ASA Synchronised Swimming Talent Development Officer, Karen Thorpe, added: “It is great for Genevieve to have received this Olympic Solidarity funding.

“It will certainly help to ensure Genevieve and her duet partner has access to the necessary training and preparation on their journey to international qualification.”

Genevieve and her GBR team mates have just returned from Istanbul where they reached the qualification standard required for the 2015 European Games in Baku. The team won bronze in the Team event and finished fifth overall.

The Olympic Solidarity grant is awarded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).