Tokyo Olympics: Odisha Olympic Association announces cash award for medal winners

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Olympic Association today announced cash award for winning medal in Tokyo Olympics.

As per the announcement, Rs 5 lakh cash prize will be given to Gold medal winners, Rs 3 lakh to Silver medal winners and Rs 1 lakh to Bronze medal winners.

Earlier, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had announced cash award of Rs 6 crore for winning Gold medal, Rs 4 crore for Silver medal and Rs 2.5 crore for clinching Bronze medal. He also announced Rs 15 lakh for each participant from Odisha.

A total of six sportspersons of Odisha– Birendra Lakra, Amit Rohidas (Men’s Hockey); Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo (Women’s Hockey); Dutee Chand (Individual 100m and 200m dash) and Pramod Bhagat (Paralympics Badminton)– will participate in the Tokyo Olympics.

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