PHOTO: Australian swimmers will reap well over $100,000 for their medal winning efforts in Tokyo
- Australian 2021 Olympic medallists to receive $5000 per medal won in Tokyo
- Billionaire property developer Harry Triguboff, of Meriton, donated $645,000
- In Toyko 129 athletes won medals and will receive a share of Triguboff’s gift
- Athletes also get $20k for gold, $15k for silver and $10k for bronze from the AOC
Australia’s Olympic medallists will receive an unexpected cash prize for their efforts in Tokyo.
Billionaire property developer Harry Triguboff, of Meriton fame, has vowed to pay each of the 129 Australian athletes who stood on a medal dais $5000 each.
The generous donation will set him back $645,000.
Swim queen Emma McKeon is set to pocket the most with $35,000 for her seven medals, while fellow swimmers Ariarne Titmus and Kaylee McKeown will each get $20,000 for their four medals apiece.
Kyle Chalmers, who won a silver and two relay golds in the pool, will get $15,000.
Emma McKeon who won seven Olympic medals in Tokyo will receive $35,000 from the $645,000 donation billionaire property developer Harry Triguboff has given Australia’s Olympians
Ariarne Titmus won two golds, a silver and a bronze in the pool at Tokyo and will receive $20,000
‘It’s been nice to come home and have everyone say how much they loved watching it, especially since everyone was in lockdown — and how much happiness and excitement it brought to their lounge rooms and Harry said it was the same for him,’ McKeon told news.com.au.
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