Karnataka govt announces cash rewards for Asiad medallists

Karnataka govt announces cash rewards for Asiad medallists

By: || Updated: 08 Oct 2014 12:08 PM
Mangalore: Karnataka Government has announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for state athletes who won gold medals at the recently held Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.



Speaking at a reception accorded to gold medalist M R Poovamma at the city airport here yesterday, state Sports Minister Abhayachandra Jain said Rs 7 lakh would be given to silver medallists and Rs 5 lakh to bronze medallists at the Games.



Poovamma had bagged gold in 400 m rally and bronze in the 400 m race. The reception at the airport was arranged by the district athletic association and the district administration.



Forests Minister and District in-charge B Ramanath Rai, Manglaore South MLA J R Lobo and Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim were present on the occasion.

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