Bhubaneswar: Odisha Olympic Association will honour two players from the State in Indian Men’s Hockey squad for historic win at Tokyo Olympics.
As per previous announcement, Amit Rohidas and Birendra Lakra will receive cash reward of Rs 1 lakh each for team’s Bronze medal following a spectacular clash against Germany today .
Earlier, Odisha Olympic Association had announced cash prize of Rs 5 for Gold medal winners, Rs 3 for Silver and Rs 1 lakh for Bronze winners at Tokyo Olympics.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had also announced the cash prize of Rs 6 crore for each participant from Odisha for winning Gold medal, Rs 4 crore for Silver medal and Rs 2.5 crore for Bronze medal.
India today scripted history for clinching a medal at Olympics after a gap of 41 years. The Indian team beat Germany 5-4 to win Bronze, the country’s first medal in men’s hockey at Olympics in Japan.