Of the 32 Tasmanians in contention for 2020 Olympic and Paralympic selection, at least half are expected to secure a ticket to Tokyo.
In naming the 74 athletes to receive scholarship support next year, the Tasmanian Institute of Sport said that more than 25 are in contention to compete at the Olympic Games with seven striving for selection to the Paralympics.
These include Kookaburras captain Eddie Ockenden who headlines the class of 2020 as he receives his 17th scholarship and remains on course for both a fourth Olympic Games and becoming Australia's most-capped international hockey player.
Track cyclist Amy Cure is hoping to mastermind a third Olympic campaign while the likes of triathlete Jake Birtwhistle, rower Sarah Hawe and cyclist Georgia Baker also receive support as they target medals in Tokyo.
The TIS will provide high performance scholarships to 61 athletes across the sports of archery, athletics, bowls, canoe slalom, cycling, hockey, rowing, sailing, skateboarding, swimming, triathlon and weightlifting, along with an additional 13 talent development scholarships.
The intake includes three sets of siblings with Josh and Hayden Beltz plus Maddison and Josh Brooks on hockey scholarships with Eve and Wilson Mure representing rowing while canoeist Hamish Dalziel follows in the footsteps of his father Matt as a scholarship recipient.
This is the 34th year the TIS has provided support through the scholarship program with $2.8 million assisting elite and promising Tasmanian athletes to achieve their national and international sporting goals.
Scholarship athletes benefit from high performance coaching, sports science and technical analysis, training and competition equipment, training and competition experiences, wellbeing and engagement advice and financial support.
Among the scholarship group, athletes are also pursuing a diverse range of lifestyle and career options including as a dietician, lifeguard, sports administration assistant, veterinarian and teacher while some are still at school and university, undertaking apprenticeships or on a gap year.
The TIS also supports 12 athletes on training agreements. They are: Raphaela Corney (athletics), Ashby Bingham, Max Larkin and Tyler McDonald (hockey), Henry Youl, Finnian Colley, Lars Gillingham, Kate Hall, Sarah Ashlin, Luke Haas, Tyler Mason and Hannah Tippett (rowing).
Campbell Town's World Tour cyclist Will Clarke and Launceston's skeleton competitor Tyler Heron are supported as assisted athletes while the five previous scholarship holders who continue as associate athletes are Titmus and fellow swimmer Jacob Templeton plus Kieron Arthur (hockey), Chloe Fisher (sailing) and Kelsie Rainbow (netball).