Karnataka govt announces cash rewards for Asiad medallistsc

 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.

Karnataka govt announces cash rewards for Asiad medallistsc

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.