Odisha felicitates National Games medalists with cash awards

Odisha Sports

Bhubaneswar, October 25: The Odisha Government on Tuesday felicitated sportspersons with special cash awards for their outstanding performance at the 36 National Games 2022 in Gujarat.

A total of Rs 3.16 crore was given out to 100 athletes.

Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera, department Secretary R Vineel Krishna and Odisha Hockey Promotion Council Chairman Dilip Tirkey presented the awards at a ceremony held at Kalinga Stadium here.

Two athletes of Odisha who represented Services namely, Dinesh Kumar (3 Golds in Cycling) and Muna Nayak (1 Silver in Weightlifting) were also felicitated.

The winners of team and individual sports of 36 National Games, Gujarat 2022, received Rs 5 lakh for gold medal, Rs 3 lakh for silver and Rs 2 lakh for bronze medal.

Odisha Women’s Rugby team won the Gold medal and were felicitated with Rs 60 lakh as total team cash prize. Similarly, Kho Kho Women’s team were awarded Rs 45 lakh total cash prize for winning Silver.

Maximum medals have been won by Kayaking and Canoeing and Rowing Athletes.

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