$10,000 for gold medal


The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) has announced a prize package for Ghanaian athletes competing in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Vincent Oppong Asamoah, said his outfit would pay each athlete $10,000 as prize money for gold medals, with $5,000 and $3000 going to silver and bronze medalists respectively.

In an interview with GNA Sports, the minister said the  package was designed to motivate the athletes to give their best in the competition.

He said they were looking forward to a much more improved performance in terms of medal ranking at the Games.

Oppong Asamoah expressed satisfaction with the level of preparations by the host nation, adding that he had learnt a lot from the organisation of the event.

“I have learnt very useful lessons here so far and will discuss them with the minister, for possible implementation,” he stated.

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Meanwhile, Ghana’s Razak Abugiri is the sole medal winner in the team, having won a bronze medal in the Judo competition.