Athletes hoping to LEAP to Rio glory

Thirty-three sportsmen and women have been accepted onto the Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme (LEAP) .

After a hugely successful London 2012 Olympics, some of Lincolnshire’s most talented athletes have been chosen to receive support through LEAP, as they begin to set their sights firmly on Rio 2016.

Managed by Lincolnshire Sport and supported by Local Authorities, businesses and organisations from across the county, LEAP provides funding for talented sportsmen and women in Lincolnshire.

The athletes, who are provided with different levels of support depending on what level they compete at, will receive funding of up to £1,000, mentoring, and training camps with Olympic medalists.