17 Feb '11, 2pm

Team S'pore athletes get S$4.22m: SINGAPORE : S$4.22 million has been given to 43 Team Singapore athletes for wi...

Team S'pore athletes get S$4.22m: SINGAPORE : S$4.22 million has been given to 43 Team Singapore athletes for wi...

SINGAPORE : S$4.22 million has been given to 43 Team Singapore athletes for winning medals at last year's Commonwealth and Asian Games. The money is disbursed on Thursday under the Multi-million Dollar Award Programme (MAP). Swimmer Tao Li was the night's star, pocketing S$300,000 for her gold and silver medals at the Guangzhou Games. Tao Li had just returned from high altitude training in Australia, where she suffered a sprained ankle. However, she said the injury will not have a major impact on her overall preparations at the 2012 Olympics. Shooter Gai Bin earned S$270,000 for his 3 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games. In total, S$1.88 million was presented to the winning athletes for the New Delhi event, and S$2.34 million for the 2010 Asiad. Sponsors and other partners, including MediaCorp, also received plaques for their support of the Games. ...

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