Updated: July 10, 2021 10:24:27 am
The Delhi government announced Friday that it will award Rs 3 crore to athletes from the city winning gold at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, Rs 2 crore to silver medalists, while bronze medallists will be given Rs 1 crore.
The coaches of the medal-winning athletes will be given Rs 10 lakh, it announced. Four athletes from Delhi – Manika Batra (Table Tennis), Deepak Kumar (Air Rifle shooting), Amoj Jacob (4×400m relay) and Sarthak Bhambri ( 4×400m relay) – are participating in the Olympics.
The decision was announced following a meeting between Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Delhi Sports University Vice-Chancellor Karnam Malleshwari. She said, “Delhi Sports University congratulates each and every athlete participating in the Tokyo Olympics. With the preparation to build Delhi Sports University, I promise each and every student in the nation who has dreams of becoming a strong sportsperson that Delhi Sports University will provide world-class facilities and sports equipment to build athletic acumen.”
A Delhi Sports School is also being established under the Delhi Sports University. Admissions for Delhi Sports School will begin from the next session, the government said in a statement.
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