Commonwealth Games

SASCOC to fork out R1.5m to Team SA medal winners

2018-04-16 11:58
Chad le Clos (Gallo)

Cape Town - The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) will pay out nearly R1.5 million to the medal winners - and their coaches - at the recent concluded Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast.

Prior to the spectacle, SASCOC promised the Team SA squad monetary incentives, with gold, silver and bronze medal winners pocketing R55 000, R25 000 and R15 000, respectively.

Coaches of those athletes or teams would in turn receive R12 500, R7 500 and R5 000, respectively.

When proceedings wrapped up on Sunday, Team SA finished sixth in the medal table, with 13 golds, 11 silvers and 13 bronze medals.

That amounts to a grand total of R1 495 000 from SASCOC's coffers.

Swimming star Chad le Clos was the 'big winner', with his three gold medals (50m/100m/200m butterfly) and silver in the 100m freestyle and bronze in the 4x100m medley relay netting him R193 750 - assuming the relay bronze is divided equally amount the four participants.

Team SA medal winners at the 2018 Commonwealth Games:

Gold

Akani Simbine (100m), Luvo Manyonga (long jump), Jonathan Ntutu (T12 100m), Caster Semenya (800m, 1500m), Chad le Clos (50m, 100m, 200m butterfly), Cameron van der Burgh (50m breaststroke), Tatjana Schoenmaker (100m, 200m breaststroke), Henri Schoeman (triathlon), Martin Erasmus (97kg freestyle)

Silver

Henricho Bruintjies (100m), Team SA (4x100m men), Hilton Langenhoven (T12 100m), Dyan Buis (T38 100m), Women’s Fours bowls, Women’s Pairs bowls, Mixed B2/B3 Pairs bowls, Chad le Clos (100m freestyle), Brad Tandy (50m freestyle), Christian Sadie (50m S7 freestyle), Hanru Botha (74kg freestyle wrestling)

Bronze

Reinhardt Hamman (F38 shot put), Ruswahl Samaai (long jump), Charl du Toit (T38 100m), Wenda Nel (400m hurdles), Sunette Viljoen (javelin), Alan Hatherly (mountain biking cross-country), Clint Hendricks (men’s road race), Open B6/B7/B8 Triples bowls, Colleen Piketh (women’s singles bowls), Cameron van der Burgh (100m breaststroke), Team SA 4x100m medley relay, Ryan Coetzee (50m butterfly), Mona Pretorius (weightlifting 53kg)

Sporting codes to win medals:

14 - Athletics
12 - Swimming
5 - Bowls
2 - Cycling, Wrestling
1 - Triathlon, Weightlifting

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