The Odisha government has announced cash awards for Indian athletes for winning medals at the ongoing 22nd Asian Athletics Championships on Friday here at Kalinga Stadium.
Indian athletes have won eight medals including four gold, two silver and two bronze medals by the end of the second day of the championship at Kalinga Stadium yesterday and all the Indian medal winners will receive cash awards from the sports ministry for their achievements.
Gold winners will get Rs. 7 lakh, while silver and bronze medalists will get Rs. 5.5 and 2.5 lakh respectively, said Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Chandrasarathi Behera.
According to sources, state-owned Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) will bear the prize money for the athletes.