Sportscotland gives Capital athletes boost

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EDINBURGH’S European 800m champion Lynsey Sharp is one of 65 Scottish athletes who have been awarded grants from sportscotland.

This is the second round of the individual sportscotland Athlete Personal Awards (SAPAs), with £396,917 allocated to Scottish athletes covering 
15 sports.

When the third and final round of SAPAs is announced at a later date, sportscotland will have invested more than £1 million and supported well over 100 high-performance 
athletes with this initiative.

Sharp, who this week was ­upgraded to European 
champion after initial winner – Russia’s Yelena Arzhakova – was banned for two years for a doping offence, has been handed £5000 to help her prepare for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Other Lothian athletes on the list include Olympic swimmer Craig Benson (£5000), Edinburgh diver Grace Reid (£2500), Olympic marathon runner Freya Ross (£5000), badminton players Robert Blair (£7500) and Jillie Cooper (£5000), Olympic boxer Josh Taylor (£5000) and world bowls star Alex Marshall (£10,000).

Aquatics: Craig Benson £5000, Craig McNally £5000, Craig Rodgie £5000, Kathryn Johnstone £5000, Cameron Brodie £5000, Lucy Ellis £5000, Jak Scott £5000, Sean Fraser £5000, Grace Reid £2500, Stefan Hoggan £2500.

Athletics: Eilidh Child £5000, Steph Twell £7500, Mark Dry £10,000, Eilish McColgan £5000, Lynsey Sharp £5000, Freya Ross £5000.

Badminton: Robert Blair £7500, 
Jillie Cooper £5000, Imogen Bankier £6,667.

Boxing: Josh Taylor £5000, Charlie Flynn £5000, Aston Brown £5000, Joe Ham £5000, Scott Forrest £2500.

Cycling: Aileen McGlynn £5000, Louise Haston £2500, Evan Oliphant £2500.

Judo: Louise Renicks £5000, Graham Trinder £5000, Sarah Clark £2500, A ndrew Burns £2500, Mathew Purssey £2500, Connie Ramsay £1500.

Lawn Bowls: Paul Foster £10,000, Alex Marshall £10,000, Caroline Brown £5000, Claire Johnstone £5000, Michelle Cooper £2500.

Shooting: Jennifer McIntosh £10,000, Jonathan Hammond £10,000, Shona Marshall £10,000, Matthew Thomson £7500, Sian Bruce £7500, Neil Stirton £7500, Ian Shaw £2500, Angus McLeod £2500, Drew Christie £2500, Linda Pearson £2500.

Squash: Alan Clyne £5000, Lisa Aitken £5000, Harry Leitch £5000.

Triathlon: David McNamee £5000.

Weightlifting: Georgi Black £5000, ­Peter Kirkbride £3,750.

Wrestling: Sarah Jones £5000, Kathryn Gallagher £5000, Jayne Clason £5000, Alex Gladkov £5000, Sean Keogh £5000.

Cross Country Ski: Andrew Musgrave £10,000, Andrew Young £10,000.

Snowboard: Ben Kilner £5000.

Team awards: Badminton £30,000, Cycling £40,000, Hockey amount TBC.