The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced Rs 1 crore cash reward for India’s Olympic star and ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who scripted history after securing India’s first medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
Apart from Neeraj, BCCI also announced that they will reward silver medalist Mirabi Chanu and Ravi Dahiya with Rs 50 lakh each. While the bronze medalists – PV Sindhu, Bajrang Punia, and Lovlina Borgohai Rs 25 lakh each.
The India men’s hockey team, which finished at the podium after a long wait of 41 years, will be rewarded with Rs 1.25 crore.
“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,” BCCI Secretary Jay Shah wrote on Twitter.
Notably, Neeraj bagged India’s seventh medal and first gold in the Tokyo Olympics.
With this feat, he joined shooter Abhinav Bindra (2008 Beijing Games) as India’s individual gold winner in the Olympics.
Also with Neeraj’s medal, India surpassed the previous best haul of six medals achieved in the 2012 London Games.