Sports Desk: BCCI, the world’s richest cricket board, is very happy with the performance of the Indian team in the Olympics. Perhaps this is the reason why it has been announced to distribute Rs 4 crore among the medal winners. India’s Olympic campaign reached a grand finale on Saturday with Neeraj Chopra winning a gold medal in Tokyo.
One crore reward for Neeraj Chopra
The Cricket Board will give one crore rupees to Neeraj Chopra, who created history by winning the gold medal in javelin throw. Javelin thrower Chopra has won India’s second gold medal in Olympic history. He also became the first player to achieve success in track and field.
50 lakh for silver and 25 lakh for bronze medalist
In a tweet, BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced Rs 50 lakh each to silver medalist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu and wrestler Ravi Dahiya. Bronze medalist wrestler Bajrang Punia, boxer Lovely K Borgohain and badminton player PV Sindhu will get Rs 25 lakh.
1.25 crore to the national sports team
The men’s hockey team has won its first Olympic bronze medal in 41 years, earning the team Rs 1.25 crore. Apart from this, the Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings also announced a reward of Rs 1 crore to Neeraj Chopra.
CSK will also give one crore rupees
Chennai Super Kings will present an award of Rs 1 crore to Neeraj Chopra for his outstanding achievement, Chennai Super Kings said in a statement. Chennai Super Kings will also design a special jersey number 8758 to honor Neeraj Chopra.