BCCI announces cash for Tokyo Olympics medalists

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Neeraj Chopra wins the Gold for India at the Tokyo Olympics 2020
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday decided to celebrate India's most successful ever campaign at the Olympics by announcing cash rewards for all the medal winners at the Tokyo Games.
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced cash rewards for India’s seven medal winners at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. However, BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced it on social media. The BCCI on Saturday decided to celebrate India’s most successful ever campaign at the Olympics by announcing cash rewards for all the medal winners at the Tokyo Olympics.

 According to the tweet, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won independent India’s first Olympic gold, will be awarded INR 1 crore. Although Silver medallist – Mirabai Chanu and Ravi Dahiya will receive INR 50 lakhs each. The bronze medallists wrestler Bajrang Punia, boxer Lovlina Borgohain and shuttler P V Sindhu will get ₹25 lakh each. The men’s hockey team which won its first Olympic medal in 41 years will get ₹1.25 crore.

Read Also : India’s Olympic Medals Tally Since 1896.

Indian Medalists of Tokyo Olympics 2020 | SportzPoint
Indian Medalists of Tokyo Olympics 2020

Mirabai Chanu won India’s first weightlifting medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Moreover, Ravi Dahiya became only the second wrestler from the country to win a silver after Sushil Kumar (2012). However, Sindhu becames the first Indian woman and the second athlete overall to win two Olympic medals. She had won Silver five years ago at the Rio Olympics. Indian Hockey Team beat Germany 5-4 to win their third bronze medal and take their overall medal tally in Olympics to 12.

India finished Tokyo 2020 with seven medals, making it their most successful campaign ever. India bettered their tally of six medals at the London Olympics in 2012.

Read Also : Tokyo Olympics 2020 Live highlights and Results: India’s most successful Olympic campaign

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