UP GOVT. TO GIVE Rs 6 CRORES TO GOLD MEDALISTS FROM THE STATE IN TOKYO OLYMPICS

Uttar Pradesh government has announced a Rs 6 crore cash reward for all those athletes from the state who will bag gold medals in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. The UP government will further give Rs 4 crore and Rs 2 crore to athletes bagging silver and bronze medals respectively in the showpiece event. For sportspersons taking part in team events, Rs 3 crore each has been announced for gold medallists while Rs 2 and Rs 1 crore will be given to silver and bronze medal winners respectively.

Moreover, all the athletes taking part from UP in the Tokyo Olympics will be awarded Rs 10 lakh each irrespective of how they fare in the quadrennial event.

A total of 10 players from UP will represent India in the Tokyo Olympics. Ahead of the showpiece event, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath congratulated the athletes.

Till now, more than 120 Indian athletes have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. The Games were slated to be held last year but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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