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| On Aug 10, 2021 8:45 PM IST

India’s Medal Winners at Tokyo Olympics 2021 and their Rewards

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The Tokyo Olympics 2020 proved to be a fantastic campaign for the Indian Contingent, with highest ever medal tally of 7 comprising of 1 Gold, 2 Silver, and 4 Bronze Medals. All the athletes returned to India on 9th August and were felicitated by the Sports minister Anurag Thakur, Ex-sports minister Kiren Rijiju and Sports associations. The sports like Hockey and Javelin throw were the sports much accepted by the audience due to the thrill and excitement. Nevertheless, the medals won in Wrestling, Weightligting, Boxing, and Badminton were also precious for the country.

India’s medal winners and their rewards

Neeraj Chopra:  Gold

With a Javelin throw of 87.58m, Chopra became the first athelete history by winning gold medal for the first time in track and field event.

Rewards:

  1. Haryana government announced Rs. 6 Crore cash and Grade-I Job
  2. Punjab CM Amarinder Singh awarded Rs. 2 Crores.
  3. Manipur CM Biren Singh has awarded Rs. 1 Crore.
  4. Byju announced a reward of Rs. 2 Crores
  5. BCCI and CSK announced a reward of Rs. 1 crore each.
  6. Indian Olympic Association announced Rs. 75 Lakh as a reward.
  7. Aviation company Indigo will provide free unlimited travel to Chopra for a year.

Get to know more about Neeraj Chopra

Ravi Dahiya: Silver

With utmost confidence of bringing Gold next time, wrestler Ravi Dahiya won a silver medal in 57 kg category.

Rewards:

  1. Indian Olympic Association announced Rs. 40 Lakh as a reward.
  2. Haryana government announced Rs. 4 Crore cash and Grade-I Job
  3. A world-class indoor wrestling stadium will be built in his (Nahari) district.
  4. BCCI announced a reward of Rs. 50 Lakhs.
  5. Byju announced a reward of Rs. 1 Crore

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu: Silver

The weight-lifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu won a silver medal in the 49 kg category.

Rewards:

  1. Minister for Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw announced a cash reward of Rs 2 crore
  2. Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh rewarded weightlifter with 2 Crores.
  3. Indian Olympic Association announced Rs. 40 Lakh as a reward.
  4. BCCI announced a reward of Rs. 50 Lakhs.
  5. Byju announced a reward of Rs. 1 Crore

Know more about Mirabai Chanu

PV Sindhu: Bronze

Possibly the best badminton player in the country became the first athlete to win consecutive medals for the country in the Olympics. She won silver in 201 Rio Olympics, and bronze in Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Rewards:

  1. Indian Olympic Association announced Rs. 25 Lakh as a reward.
  2. BCCI announced a reward of Rs. 25 Lakhs
  3. Andhra Pradesh State government will reward 50 Lakhs to shuttler.
  4. Byju announced a reward of Rs. 1 Crore

Indian men’s Hockey team: Bronze

The Indian men’s Hockey team earned a medal in the Olympics after 41 years.

Rewards:

  1. Indian Olympic Association announced Rs. 25 Lakh as a reward.
  2. Punjab government announced Rs. 1 Crore reward to each player in the team.
  3. BCCI announced a total reward of Rs. 1.25 Crores for the Hockey team.
  4. Byju announced a reward of Rs. 1 Crore
  5. Haryana government announced a reward of Rs. 2.5 Crores each to state players, Surender Kumar and Sumit Walmiki and Grade-II Government Jobs.

Lovlina Borgohain: Bronze

The boxer won the bronze medal in the Welterwight 64-69 kg category.

Rewards:

  1. Indian Olympic Association announced Rs. 25 Lakh as a reward.
  2. Byju announced a reward of Rs. 1 Crore
  3. BCCI announced a reward of Rs. 25 Lakhs
  4. Assam state government announced Rs. 25 Lakhs as a reward and Class-I Government Job

Bajrang Punia: Bronze

The wrestler won the bronze medal match in the 65 kg category.

Rewards:

  1. Indian Olympic Association announced Rs. 25 Lakh as a reward.
  2. Byju announced a reward of Rs. 1 Crore
  3. BCCI announced a reward of Rs. 25 Lakhs
  4. Haryana government announced a reward of Rs. 2.5 Crores

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