Hannah Miley has been dropped from British Swimmingâ€™s world-class performance squad, dealing a huge blow to her hopes of reaching a fourth and final Olympics at Tokyo 2020.
The 29-year-old, who loses her Lottery funding, was the biggest name missing from the 54-strongsquad list which is headed by Olympic champion Adam Peaty and Scotlandâ€™s â€¨European gold medallist Duncan Scott.
British Swimming chiefs defended axeing Gairlochâ€™s Miley less than two months after the Scot claimed European Championship bronze in Glasgow. Her Stirling-based rival Aimee Wilmott, who pipped her to the Commonwealth Games 400m medley gold in April also lost out.
A British Swimming spokesperson said: â€œThis time last year, Hannah, Aimee Wilmott and Andrew Willis were all put on reviews post-Commonwealth Games and given half-year funding.
â€œThat was reviewed after Gold Coast and now they are no longer funded swimmers. We have a maximum number of places from UK Sport and we have three less than last year on the programme.â€
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