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30 April 2013
There are many young sportsmen and women across the country whose dream is to represent Great Britain abroad in top competitions like the World and European Championships. For rhythmic gymnast Kezi Gore these ambitions became reality, but now she faces not competing again as a result of injuries and a need for more funding.
Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport that has never attracted large audiences or media coverage in this country, despite being one of the most graceful and picturesque Olympic sports. Funding was cut a few years ago but in the wake of London 2012 it has received a slight increase for the coming year.
However the sport is not funded on the same level as sports which have medal prospects, which is understandable, although the British group almost failed to receive a London place despite representing the host nation and being self-funded.
Gore said: “A lack of funding means lack of training facilities, lack of international competition and training experiences, lack of international squads, and more. This means lack of full potential for the gymnasts, coaching and full GB team.
24 April 2013
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