Francesca Jones awarded Olympic Solidarity Athlete Scholarship

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Great Britain’s Rhythmic Gymnast Francesca Jones has been selected to receive an Olympic Solidarity Athlete Scholarship by the IOC. The scholarship helps athletes in their ambition to compete for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games. 4 athletes were chosen along with Francesca to receive the a scholarship; Martin Ward (boxing), Stevan Walton (shooting) and Peter Kirkbride (weightlifting). Each will receive financial support towards their training and preparation for Olympic participation for London 2012.

Francesca won a silver medal in the Commonwealth Games back in October in the Hoop event which really showed her potential to do well in London 2o12. Read more on the British Gymnastics website.

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