Imphal: In an effort to boost up the sportsmanship of Olympians who have been selected to represent their country in the Tokyo Olympics, Manipur CM N. Biren Singh announced cash rewards for athletes who manage to bag medals in the ensuing Tokyo Olympic event.
Gold medal winners will receive Rs 1.2 crore, silver medal winners will receive RS 1 crore, and bronze medal winners will get Rs 76 lakhs.
Five athletes from Manipur are slated to represent India in Tokyo Olympics. Pukhrambam Sushila Chanu (Hockey), Shanglakpam Nilakanta Sharma (Hockey), Sushila Likmabam (Judo), Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom (Boxing) and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (weight lifting).
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