Kathmandu: Government has decided to give Rs. 9 lakhs each to all Nepali gold medal winners in South Asian Games. Similarly, the Silver winner will get Rs. 6 lakhs and bronze winners will get 3 lakhs respectively.
Prime Minister, KP Sharma Oli met all the medal winners and officials at the residence in Baluwatar and praised the performance of the player at the regional sports extravaganza event that concluded on Tuesday. Nepal clinched up the most successful 13th South Asian Games (SAG) with a record in the medal tally winning 206 medals including 51 gold with 60 silver and 95 bronze medals.
The Prime Minister said the achievement of Nepali athletes was historic and they deserved all the honors. Oli said that gold, silver and bronze medal winners in individual events would be rewarded Rs 900,000, Rs 600,000 and Rs 300,000, respectively.
He added that players with more than one gold medal will get an extra reward of Rs 200,000 each. Swimming Champion, Gaurika Singh won four gold medals, while karateka MandayKaji Shrestha, taekwondo player Ayasha Shakya and golfer Subash Tamang won two golds each, including one in team events.
According to the announcement, gold medal winners in team events will receive Rs 500,000 each.
Member Secretary of National Sports Council, Ramesh Kumar Silwal said- “We are yet to finalize reward amounts for the silver and bronze medal winners of team events.”
Similarly, India topped the medal tally with 312 medals including 174 golds, 93 silver, and 45 bronze medals. Nepal wrapped up the Games with a total of 206 medals. Sri Lanka was limited to the third with a total of 251 medals including 40 golds, 83 silvers and 128 bronzes. Pakistan was placed on the fourth with 31 golds, 41 silvers, and 59 bronze medals. Bangladesh collected a total of 138 medals including 19 golds, 32 silvers and 87 bronzes. The Maldives won a gold and four bronze medals. Likewise, Bhutan remained without any gold with seven silvers and 13 bronze medals.