Singapore's gold medallists from the recent Southeast Asian Games have been rewarded for their performances at the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) 28th SEA Games Multi-Million Dollar Awards Programme (MAP) Awards Presentation and Dinner.
The event, organised by the SNOC in conjunction with the Tote Board family, was attended by various sporting dignitaries in the country, including SNOC President Tan Chuan-Jin.
Athletes who won gold at the Southeast Asian Games, held from June 5 to 16, were given prize money up to a maximum of three titles.
They were rewarded with SGD$10,000 (£4,600/$7,000/€6,300) for their first and a further $5,000 (£2,300/$3,500/€3,150) if they went on to clinch second and third golds at the Games.
Team sport gold medallists, such as the Singapore contingent who topped the podium in the men’s water polo, were given SGD$30,000 (£14,00/$21,000/€19,000) each to recognise their achievements.
The total prize fund was SGD$1 million (£461,000/$710,000/€635,000) and the MAP awards also reward those medallists from Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and Olympic Games.
Singapore achieved a haul of 84 gold, 73 silver and 102 bronze medals at their home Southeast Asian Games, finishing second in the medal table behind Thailand.
They had representatives in all 36 sports and their team comprised of 747 athletes, who were able to achieve 25 Games records, 29 national records and 74 personal bests.
Young swimmer Joseph Schooling was the star performer for his country as he alone claimed nine gold medals from the nine events he competed in, setting a Games record in each race.
“The 28th SEA Games was indeed extraordinary for Singapore,” Tan Chuan-Jin said.
“The 29th edition is not too far away on the horizon, and I wish athletes who aspire to compete all the best in their preparations.
“We have seen new milestones set by our athletes such as Joseph Schooling and Quah Zheng Wen since the SEA Games.
“Well done, and I hope it inspires more athletes to aspire to greater things.”
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