This is how much Paralympic athletes from Kenya and other countries earn for winning medals: Standard sport

Kenya’s Nancy Chelangat Koech (left) and her guide Geoffrey Malel Kiplangat during the medal ceremony of the women’s 1500m T11 during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium on Monday, August 30, 2021. [Team Kenya Paralympics]

Olympians traditionally receive a generous monetary bonus from their home countries after winning gold, silver or bronze medals at the Olympic Games.

While the International Olympic Committee (IOC) does not pay athletes for their winning achievements, many countries offer some form of compensation for winning medals.

Kenya, for example, gives its Paralympic athletes the same financial rewards for winning medals as their Olympic counterparts.

Currently, Kenya has a Paralympic medal (bronze) won by Nancy Chelangat Koech, led by his brother Geoffrey Malel Kiplangat, during the race on August 30, 2021 at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Kenya allegedly pays US $ 10,000 (1,088,000 Sh.) To gold medalists, US $ 7,500 (816,000 Sh.) For silver medalists and US $ 5,000 (544,000 Sh.) For bronze medalists.

Hellen Wawira Kariuki will be matched by her trainer David Waore before she left on Thursday, Jan. [Team Kenya Paralympics]

The government is also giving a unified token of Sh200,000 to all athletes and officials, including the Paralympics team currently participating in the Summer Delayed Games.

The Kenyan Olympic team won 10 medals; 4 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze.

How much do other countries pay Paralympic athletes for gold, silver and bronze medals?

According to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), American athletes will receive $ 37,500 {4.1 million Sh.} For each gold medal, $ 22,500 (Sh 2.4 million) for each silver medal, and $ 15,000 (1, 6 million Sh.) For each bronze medal.

The Australian Olympic Committee said Thursday it would give its Paralympic athletes the same as their Olympic counterparts.

A number of Australian Paralympic athletes have complained that they do not receive rewards for winning medals, while the country’s Olympians receive A $ 20,000 (sh 1.6 million) for gold medals and lesser payments for smaller medals.

Australian Andrew Edmondson falls during a semifinal wheelchair rugby match against the United States at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. [AP]

Australian Olympians reportedly receive $ 15,000 for gold medals, $ 11,000 for silver medals, and $ 7,000 for bronze medals.

The Canadian Paralympic Committee confirmed on September 1st that Canada’s Paralympic athletes will not be paid to win a medal at the Games.

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