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18 August 2021, 13:11

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Photo by V. Novikov. Press Service of the Mayor and the Moscow Government

Coaches who participated in the training of athletes will also receive payments.

The Moscow government will make payments to Moscow athletes – winners and prize-winners of the XXXII Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo (Japan), as well as their coaches.

Moscow athletes have made the greatest contribution to the victory of the national Olympic team. They won 28 medals, which was 39 percent of the total medals of the Russian Olympic Committee team. Among them are seven gold (35 percent), 13 silver (46 percent) and eight bronze (35 percent) medals.

44 Moscow athletes in 13 sports became winners and prize-winners of the Olympic Games in individual and team events. They won one gold medal each in fencing, tennis and Greco-Roman wrestling, two each in artistic gymnastics and synchronized swimming. Athletes each received one silver medal in artistic gymnastics, athletics, volleyball for men, handball for women and 3×3 basketball for women, and two each in fencing, swimming, tennis and rhythmic gymnastics. Two bronze medals were won in gymnastics and track cycling, one in swimming, judo, Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling.

By the decision of the Mayor of Moscow, bonus payments to Moscow athletes – winners and prize-winners of the Olympic Games in Tokyo will be:

– four million rubles – to the Olympic champions;

– 2.5 million rubles – to the silver medalists;

– 1.7 million rubles – to the bronze medalists.

Coaches who took part in the preparation of champions and prize-winners of the 2020 Olympics will be paid 50 percent of the indicated amounts.

Formerly Sergei Sobyanin congratulated Moscow athletes and thanked the capital’s sports schools and coaches. He noted that the Tokyo Olympics were held in unusual conditions due to the pandemic, restrictions and sanctions that were imposed on our country and the team. Nevertheless, these difficulties only brought the athletes and fans together.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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