U20 Athletics: Sports Minister Announces Cash Awards for Medalists

U20 Athletics: Sports Minister Announces Cash Awards for Medalists 2
A file picture of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare.

 

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has introduced money awards for Team Nigeria athletes who win medals on the ongoing World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya the place 200 nations are competing.  Nigeria is third on the medals desk up to now.  

Dare had charged and promised the athletes earlier than the Championships started that those that do the nation proud can be handsomely rewarded, a press release that has now seen the sunshine of day.

The money awards introduced will see the athletes obtain $5000 for Gold, $3000 for Silver and $2000 for Bronze medals.

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Already by the shut of Day 4, Nigeria had recorded her greatest ever outing in historical past on the Championships with 3 Gold and a pair of Bronze medals.

This medal haul has moved Nigeria to 3rd place on the medals desk behind the hosts Kenya and shock package deal Finland.

Imaobong Nse Uko flies the Nigerian flag in Nairobi, Kenya.
Imaobong Nse Uko flies the Nigerian flag in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Nigeria’s Mixed 4×400m relay staff began the gold rush earlier than Imaobong Nse Uko(400m girls) and Udodi Onwuzurike (200m males)received the finals of their occasions in dominant style.

Favour Ofili (200m girls) and Chinacherem Nnamdi (Javelin) received Team Nigeria’s Bronze medals.

There are expectations of extra podium finishes for Team Nigeria within the 4×100m (women and men) and 4×400m (girls) relays on Sunday, the ultimate day of the Championships.

Medal-winning athletes of Team Nigeria on the simply concluded Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan have been additionally given money awards, with the Federal Government tripling the quantity the athletes obtained in earlier Olympics.

This is nevertheless the primary time that athletes to the World Athletics U20 Championships would ever be financially rewarded for his or her performances.

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