17 Feb '11, 5pm

[CNA] Swimming: Tao Li hopes to pocket another S$50,000 bonus

[CNA] Swimming: Tao Li hopes to pocket another S$50,000 bonus

SINGAPORE: She may have pocketed $300,000 from the Multi-Million Dollar Awards Programme this evening for her exploits at the Asian Games in Guangzhou last year, but Tao Li is hoping to cash in another S$50,000 bonus. The 21-year-old had clocked 26.10 seconds in the women's 50m butterfly to win the gold ahead of China's Jiao Liuyang, breaking the Asian Games championship record at the same time. A cash reward of S$50,000 is given out by the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and Tote Board to athletes who break championship records. However, this was not reflected on the Asian Games official website or in the results at the time. Speaking to Channel NewsAsia on Thursday evening, SNOC secretary-general Chris Chan said: "I told Tao Li not to worry, if she has broken the record, we will get the money for her." According to the SNOC, the Guangzhou Asian Games Organising...

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