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IOA felicitates CWG medal winners with cash awards

Members of the Indian contingent for the Commonwealth Games 2022 during their felicitation ceremony, in New Delhi, on Aug. 13, 2022.

Members of the Indian contingent for the Commonwealth Games 2022 during their felicitation ceremony, in New Delhi, on Aug. 13, 2022. | Photo Credit: PTI

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Saturday felicitated the Birmingham Commonwealth Games medallists and presented them with cash awards at a function here.

While the gold medallists were awarded a cash reward of ₹20 lakh each, the silver and bronze winners got richer by ₹10 lakh and ₹7.5 lakh, respectively.

The event was attended by IOA acting president Anil Khanna, secretary general Rajeev Mehta, treasurer Anandeshwar Pandey, and India's chef de mission of the Birmingham Games Rajesh Bhandhari among others.

During the function, Khanna lauded the performance of the Indian athletes, who bagged a rich haul of 61 medals to finish fourth in the standings, despite shooting's absence from the multi-sport event.

India had bagged 16 medals in shooting alone at the 2018 Gold Coast CWG.

India won 22 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze medals. The fourth-place finish was India's best showing overseas.


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