|Nguyễn Tiến Minh, who won the bronze medal at the World Badminton Championship. — Photo thethaoplus.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A recent decision issued by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has established a prize pot for Olympics champions. Olympic winners will be awarded VNĐ350 million (US$15,200) from the State budget.
Breaking an Olympic record will net the winner an additional VNĐ140 million ($6,000). Olympic silver and bronze medalists will receive VNĐ220 million ($9,500) and VNĐ140 million ($6,000), respectively.
The Asian Games gold medal will win an athlete VNĐ140 million ($6,000), while the runners-up will get VNĐ85 million ($3,700) and VNĐ55 million ($2,400), for second and third place.
Winners in the Southeast Asian Games will receive VNĐ45 million ($1,950). The silver and bronze medalists will get VNĐ25 million ($1,080) and VNĐ20 million ($870), respectively.
World championship winners in key sports will be awarded VNĐ245 million ($10,600).
Salary of the national teams’ members will be increased from VNĐ150,000 ($6.5) to VNĐ270,000 ($11.7) per day.
This decision will come into effect on December 24, 2018. — VNS