BCCI Announces Huge Prize Money For India’s Tokyo Olympics Medalists
By CricShots - Aug 7, 2021 9:16 pm
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As India signs off with securing as many as 7 medals in the Tokyo Olympics 2020, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday decided to give cash rewards for all the winners. Among the athletes who have bagged medals in this edition of the tournament for India are Neeraj Chopra, Mirabai Chanu, Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Lovlina Borgohain, PV Sindhu, Bajrang Punia, and the Men’s Hockey Team.

Neeraj Chopra won the first ever Gold medal for India in track and field

BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced the prize moment for all the medal winners on Twitter. 

  • ₹1 crore for gold medalist Neeraj Chopra
  • ₹50 lakh each for silver medalists Mirabai Chanu & Ravi Kumar Dahiya
  • ₹25 lakh each for bronze medalists PV Sidhu, Lovlina Borgohain, and Bajrang Punia
  • ₹1.25 crore to Hockey Men’s Team for the bronze medal

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Announcing the prize money for the winners, Jay Shah tweeted, “Our athletes have made the country proud by finishing on the podium at @Tokyo2020. The @BCCI acknowledges their stellar efforts and we are delighted to announce cash prizes for the medallists.”

With Neeraj Chopra securing the first gold medal on Saturday in the men’s javelin throw, India’s medal tally has gone up to 7 — the highest so far in any Olympics. India now has one gold, two silver, and four bronze medals.

With 126 athletes across 18 sports, India had sent its biggest-ever contingent to Tokyo Olympics 2020. Indian athletes went on to participate in as many as 69 cumulative events across, the highest ever for the country. For India, Mirabai Chanu secured the first medal on the opening day when she won silver in weightlifting. 

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On the 7th day of the quadrennial event, Lovlina Borgohain became the second medalist for India as she won bronze in boxing. She won the Bronze. Ace shutter PV Sindhu, too, won the Bronze by defeating Bing Jiao of China. This time, there were several notable firsts in terms of participation at the Tokyo Olympics. For the first time in its history, a fencer from India (Bhavani Devi) had managed to qualify for the Olympic Games.