10 athletes have received scholarships from the Sport Australia Hall of Fame ©Sport Australia

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games medallists Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva, Alex Saffy and Yangzi Liu have been named among the 10 recipients of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame's second-tier scholarship and mentoring programme.

The athletes will each receive a grant of AUD5,000 (£2,900/$3,300/€3,300) plus support from the organisation over the next 15 months.

Rhythmic gymnast Kiroi-Bogatyreva won gold at the recent Commonwealth Games in the individual clubs discipline, as well as a team silver medal.

Despite being just 16, swimmer Saffy finished second in the men's 100 metres butterfly S10, while Liu became Australia's first-ever women's singles table tennis medallist when she won bronze in Birmingham.

The trio are joined by breaking athlete Jeff Dunne, water polo's Tenealle Fasala, boxer Lekeisha Pergoliti, Para athletics' Angus Hincksman, sport climber Dylan Soin, cyclist Cameron Rogers and paddler and lifesaving competitor Claudia Bailey.

Kiroi-Bogatyreva is the oldest recipient at 20, while 14-year-old Dunne is the youngest and has his sights set on competing at breaking's Olympic debut at Paris 2024.

They are recipients of a second-tier scholarship in a scheme which features three levels.

The programme awards annual funding of AUD150,000 (£88,000/$100,000/€100,000) across 32 scholarships to support the next generation of Australian athletes on their journey to excellence and success in sport and in life, it is hoped.

"Each year I am amazed by the calibre of applicants for the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Programme," said the initiative's chair Sue Stanley.

"It has been an exciting journey to see past and current scholarship holders compete especially with the success of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games and most recently the Commonwealth Games.

"It is a privilege to play a small part in assisting elite young Australian athletes by, motivating and inspiring them to achieve their goals."