Weightman was among a number of athletes losing their
funding, including 2011 world 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene
and James Dasaolu - Britain's second-fastest ever sprinter.
Neil Black, the British Athletics performance director, admitted
the decision over the middle-distance runner had been "very,
Weightman said the setback would not affect her progress.
"If 11th in Rio is not seen as successful, it is difficult to
know what is. The funding is helpful, but I'm very lucky that
London Marathon provide support," she told British media.
"This will not halt my career," she added.
It was not immediately clear why Weightman's funding in
particular had been cut. Athletes receive funding based on a
wide range of criteria and performance expectations.
Weightman finished 11th in the 2012 London Olympics 1,500 meters
final. But it later became clear that six of the runners in
front of her served bans for failing doping tests.
The anti-doping program in Rio was also called into question
after the World Anti-Doping Agency released a report last week
saying there were "a number of serious failings" with it.
Weightman said she would not be surprised if she had finished
behind drug cheats in Rio.
"Here and now in the moment people could be losing their
funding. Who knows if anyone in that final in Rio was cheating?
You want to know everyone is clean," she added.
"But it is the reality of the sport at the minute. After what
happened in London, you just don't know."
(Reporting by Shravanth Vijayakumar in Bengaluru; Editing by
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