Cash rewards poured in for star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who on Saturday won India’s first-ever track-and-field Olympic medal with a gold-medal-winning feat at Tokyo Games.
After Chopra secured India’s second individual gold in Olympic history with a sensational performance, chief minister of Haryana and Punjab M L Khattar and Amarinder Singh announced cash rewards of Rs 6 crores and 2 crores respectively.
The BCCI also announced that Rs one crore has been reserved for Chopra, who produced a second-round throw of 87.58m in the finals to stun the athletics world and end India’s 100-year wait for a track and field medal in the Olympics.
Other state governments, organisations and individuals have also offered cash rewards and perks for the 23-year-old from Haryana.
Here’s a list:
Manipur government – Rs 1 crore
Chennai Super Kings – Rs 1 crore and special jersey with the number ‘8758’
BYJU’S – Rs 2 crore
Indigo – Unlimited one-year free travel
GoFirst Airways – Free travel for five years
Businessman Anand Mahindra – SUV XUV700
And he can expect more.
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