2021News

RD$12 million cash prize to Dominican athletes who win gold in Tokyo

Sports Minister Francisco Camacho says the government has RD$12 million for those who win gold, RD$8 million for those who win silver and RD$6 million for those who win bronze in the Tokyo Olympics. Team sports will get the award and an additional 10% for each team member.

The Dominican government had awarded RD$10 million to Felix Sanchez when he won his second gold medal in 2012.

Camacho announced the coaches of the winning athletes will get awards of RD$3 million for gold, RD$2 million for silver and RD$1 million for bronze.

The Dominican Republic will be competing with 66 athletes in 10 sports in the Tokyo Olympics. These are the team sports women’s volleyball and baseball, and boxing, track & field, equestrian, taekwondo, rowing, swimming, weightlifting and judo.

The Dominican Republic has won Olympic medals:
Pedro Julio Nolasco, boxing (bronze, Los Angeles 1984)
Felix Sanchez, 400 hurdles (gold, Athens 2004) and (gold, London 2012)
Gabriel Mercedes, taekwondo, (silver, Beijing 2008)
Felix Dia, boxing (gold, Beijing 2008)
Luguelin Santos, 400 m (silver, London 2012)
Felix Pie, taekwondo, (bronze, Rio de Janeiro 2016)

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16 July 2021