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24/04/2018 11:47 SAST | Updated 24/04/2018 12:07 SAST

This Is How Much Cash SA's Commonwealth Games Heroes Got From Govt

In total, the athletes and coaches received R1.43-million from the department of sports and recreation.

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The 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, brought much success for Team SA. A harvest of 37 medals (13 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze) was enough to put South Africa sixth overall on the medals table.

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Team South Africa's victorious games athletes were honoured at a champions parade in Pretoria on Monday. The parade concluded with Sports Minister Tokozile Xasa handing over cash rewards to the medal-winning athletes and their coaches for their stellar displays.

The medal rewards were calculated as follows:

Gold🏅 – R50,000 for the athlete and R12,500 for athlete's coach

Silver 🏅– R25,000 for the athlete and R7,500 for athlete's coach

Bronze 🏅– R15,000 for the athlete and R5,000 for athlete's coach

Chad le Clos was the big winner, as he walked away with R177,142.87 [R190,000 less tax, we presume] for his return of three gold medals, a silver and a bronze.

Here is a look at the total amount of money rewarded to the athletes and coaches based on the rewards figure for each category:

Gold: Total – R812,500

13 Medals: Players received R650,000 in total while coaches, (one coach per medal), received R162,500

Silver: Total – R357,500

11 Medals: Players received R275,000 in total while coaches received R82 ,000

Bronze: Total – R260,000

13 Medals: Players received R195,000 in total while coaches received R65,000

In total, the department paid out R1.43-million.

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