On Aug. 8, 2021, Tokyo Olympics came to a close.
This is after Kenyan Athletes recorded good performances, ranking 19th in the medal tally, and first in the African Continent.
Team Kenya was able to rake a total of 10 medals, comprising of Four Gold Medals, Four Silver Medals and Two Bronze medals.
Winning Kenyan Athletes receive grand prizes
On Monday morning, Kenyan Athletes who won various medals at the concluded Tokyo Olympics received great News as the head of State, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the prizes.
Gold medallists received KES 1M, Silver Medallist received KES 750,000 and Bronze Medallists received half a Million Shillings.
The head of State further announced a Kit token of KES 200,000 for all the Athletes and Officials who participated in the concluded Olympics, as well as the Paralympics team participating in the upcoming summer games.
Winning Kenyan Athletes at Tokyo Olympics
Among Athletes receiving the cash price includes Gold Medallists, Eliud Kipchoge, Faith Kipyegon, Emmanuel Korir and Peres Jepchirchir.
Hellen Obiri, Ferguson Rotich, Bridget Kosgey and Timothy Cheruiyot will receive KES 750,000 for their Silver Medal win at the Tokyo Olympics.
Finally, Benjamin Kigen and Hyvin Jepkemoi will received half a million for their Bronze Medal win.
Eliud Kipchoge Featured in a New Nike Campaign, Play New.
Apart from the monetary rewards from governments, athletes are known for relying on lucratuve endorsement deals for an extra source of Income.
Recently, two time Olympic Gold Medalists, Eliud Kipchoge featured in the new global campaign by Nike; Play New.
The Campaign also features other Elite Athletes, Footballers, and Global Superstars.