Hammer thrower Nick Miller has today been offered membership to British Athletics' world-class individual Olympic podium funding programme for 2020.

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Miller, from Scotby, will be eyeing success at the Tokyo Olympic Games next year after he, controversially, came 10th at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, in October.

He is joined at Olympic podium level by BBC Sports Personality of the Year contender Dina Asher-Smith who won 200m gold at the World Championships, as well as picking up silver medals in the 100m and 4x100m relay.

Jake Wightman and Tom Bosworth, who finished fifth and seventh in the 1500m and 20km race walk respectively at this year’s World Championships, have been recognised for their performances by being moved from Olympic podium potential to Olympic podium level.

While after his fourth-placed finish in the 200m in Qatar, Adam Gemili, who also claimed 4x100m relay silver, has been added to Olympic podium as an individual.

Gemili said in October he hoped his performance in the individual event would help keep him in the funding frame.

"I'm not trying to prove people wrong. I'm just showing people that I'm still around and kicking, that I have still got potential and I'm not just the forgotten man," he said.

"And, hopefully, this has re-lit that belief in a lot of people."

Long jumper Abigail Irozuru has been welcomed on to the Olympic podium programme as a new member at the highest level, having finished seventh at the World Championships.

There are 10 new additions to the world-class programme in total with seven athletes being offered membership at Olympic podium potential, including world 1500m finalist and British champion Neil Gourley and triple jumper Ben Williams, who added 54cm on to his lifetime best across the course of the season to end 2019 seventh on the UK all-time list with 17.27m.

Jamie Webb is also added having won a superb European indoor silver in March and finished 2019 as the British No.1 in the 800m, while Jodie Williams and Jessica Turner join at Olympic relays standard following their contribution to the women’s 4x400m relay team throughout the summer.

Due to the late staging of the World Para Athletics Championships in 2019, the full world-class programme for 2020, including Paralympic levels, will be announced in the New Year.