BCCI Secretay Jay Shah has announced cash prizes for Indian athletes competing at the Toyo 2020 Olympics. The Indian athletes have won a total of seven medals with Neeraj Chopra’s gold medal in javelin throw being the latest. He covered a distance of 87.58 meters on his throw and registered the longest distance among all the athletes who contested in the event. He defeated Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch and Vítězslav Veselý to resgister the best throw.
Meanwhile, Jay Shah has announced cash prizes for the Indian athletes who have brought rich laurels to the country. In a tweet, Jay Shah has confirmed the awards for the various athletes. He has announced n cash prize of 1 crore for Chopra for bagging India’s first gold at Tokyo Olympics. 50 lakhs each for silver medalists Mirabai Chanu and Ravi Kumar Dahiya for bagging bronze and 25 lakhs each for PV Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohai and a cash prize of 1.25 crores for the Indian men’s hockey team.
Jay Shah tagged BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and Treasurer Arun Dhumal while posting the tweet and keeping them in the loop as well.
Jay Shah Announces Cash Prize For Indian Athletes
INR 1 Cr. – 🥇 medallist @Neeraj_chopra1
50 lakh each – 🥈 medallists @mirabai_chanu & Ravi Kumar Dahiya
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) August 7, 2021
Nice gesture. Should have mentioned women's hockey team as well
— Ƥ (@Pallette_) August 7, 2021
Meanwhile, Chopra winning the gold medal was after Bajrang Punia bagged a bronze medal in the Olympics. India’s tally count has now extended up to seventh with the first gold medal also in the bag. The country’s national anthem was also played at the time when Chopra went upto the podium to receive his medal. It provoked patriotic feelings from the Indian fans on Twitter who were quick to admit the importance of this moment.
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia added another bronze to India’s medals tally as he defeated Daulet Niyazbekov of Kazakhstan in the men’s wrestling match in Toky Olympics 2020. His win has taken India’s medals tally to 6 in the event. Despite suffering a knee injury during the semifinals, Bajrang Punia decided to play the match and won.
IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings has also announced a cash prize of 1 crore for Chopra for winning India’s first gold medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Chennai Super Kings awarded 1 crore for Olympic Gold Medalist Neeraj Chopra.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 7, 2021