Launceston-born distance runners Stewart McSweyn, Milly Clark and Sam Clifford are among the seven Tasmanians set to receive financial support from Athletics Tasmania.
Athletics Australia has announced the 152 promising track and field athletes awarded National Athlete Support Structure membership.
NASS is a high performance system that supports athletes who have demonstrated the potential to achieve Athletics Australia's and the Australian Institute of Sport's targets at the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, world championships and Commonwealth Games.
The two able-bodied Tasmanian athletes considered podium potential under NASS are King Islander McSweyn, who is coached by Nic Bideau in Melbourne, in the 5000 and 10,000 metres, and Adam Larcom-coached Hobartian Jack Hale, who is also based in Victoria, in the 4x100m relay.
I am confident this will assist in our efforts to deliver results at the Tokyo GamesAthletics Australia high performance manager Andrew Faichney
Clifford, who is coached by Gary Armstrong at Newstead Athletics, is among the emerging pathways athletes selected for his potential over 5000m.
UTAS AC's Milly Clark, who is coached by Philo Saunders, is a pathways representative for the marathon, the event she contested at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Three Tasmanians - one from each region of the state - are among the para-athletes supported by the NASS pathway.
ACT-based world champion Deon Kenzie, originally of Forth, is a podium candidate in the T38 1500m. Like Clark, Kenzie is coached by Canberra-based Saunders.
Launceston's 2012 Paralympic champion Todd Hodgetts, who is coached by Scott Martin in Melbourne, is a pathways representative for the F20 shot put.
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And Alexander McKillop, of Hobart, who is coached by Rosemary Coleman in the T36 100m, is among the developing pathways athletes.
A total of 103 able-bodied athletes, including world champion Kelsey-Lee Barber, and 49 para-athletes have been assisted.
Athletics Australia high performance manager Andrew Faichney said the tiered NASS system ensures athletes are aware of their need to keep improving.
"On the basis of such strong results, we have decided to elevate the number of athletes within the structure," he said. "I am confident this will assist in our efforts to deliver results at the Tokyo Games next year, as well as the Commonwealth Games and world championships in 2022."