Athletes who won medals in the recent Asian Games 17th (ASIAD) and Asian Para Games (APG) in Incheon, South Korea were awarded cash prizes totalling over VND1.3 billion (US$61,000) in Ha Noi on Thursday.
The money was sourced from the "Join Hands with Viet Nam Sports to Conquer ASIAD and APG" programme, funded by the Vietnam News Agency's Sports & Culture newspaper and Sai Gon-Ha Noi Insurance Corporation.
With five gold medals earned in the APG, Vietnamese Paralympic swimmer Vo Thanh Tung received a total bonus of VND100 million ($4,700).
Tung will also get a cash prize of VND175 million ($8,300) from the State in the coming days. — VNS