As shocking her omission from the original lists released in October was, so astonishing has been Louise Hazell‘s reinstatement out of the woodwork to the UK Athletics funding scheme for the Olympic season, as herself announced only a little while ago on Twitter.

The Commonwealth champion was among several British athletes that felt hard done by on the back of controversial decisions by head coach Charles van Commennee and his panel but has now come to win her first appeal and receive a most welcome boost to her campaign as she endeavours to mount a challenge into the top eight positions in the heptathlon in London.

Incidentally, that is the second instance of such a turnround as UK U23 steeplechase record holder Eilish McColgan was suddenly taken off funding in late October only to be restored hardly a couple of days later, with Jemma Simpson also to have her case looked into again with hope of a reprieve, so more athletes could gain prospect of such a turn.

For that matter, Hazell already holds the Olympic A qualifying standard on her PB of 6166pts totalled at the multi-event meeting of Ratingen, Germany, last July.