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Skateboarder gets AOC medal funding

AAP logoAAP 18/11/2016

Skateboarder Shane O'Neill has been gifted $20,000 in medal incentive funding from the Australian Olympic Committee.

Seventy-one athletes, including medal winners from the Rio Games, will share $1 million in funding.

Skateboarding will make its Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

New women's surfing world champion Tyler Wright gets $20,000 under the scheme.

Swimmers ($320,000) took the bulk of the incentive funding, while Australia's Olympic champion women's rugby seven's team received $240,000.

Athletes, including sailors, rowers and archers, are eligible for next year's medal incentive funding of $1,080,000, paid by the AOC from January.

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