Paralympic Games: Which country awards which medal and how much?

Medals found their owners at the 16th Summer Paralympic Games held in Japan. With the completion of the 12th and last day competitions in the capital Tokyo, the medal rankings were also announced.

China managed to be the first in the overall and total medal standings by a large margin, with 207 medals, including 96 gold, 60 silver and 51 bronze.

Turkey, on the other hand, had the most medal-winning organization in its history. Para national athletes finished the games in 42nd place with 2 gold, 4 silver and 9 bronze medals. The Nationals took the 25th place in the overall medal ranking with 15 medals.

So, how are the money nationals, who are the source of pride of their country by overcoming all obstacles, rewarded in their own countries? Are the same awards or bonuses given in each country? Are there any differences between the awards given to the Olympic players and the money nationals? How much does Turkey pay the medal winners?

The richest countries are not the most “open-handed”

Before answering these questions, it should be noted that there is no rule around the world regarding the awards to be given to national money. The Olympic committee also does not provide prizes or financial aid to medal-winning athletes.

While each country decides for itself whether to pay or not, there can be gaps between countries when it comes to rewards.

Also, the economically richest countries are often not among the countries that provide the most prizes or monetary aid to their nationals. In general, the countries with the lowest chance of success in games keep the prizes high, while the amount and value of the prizes decrease in countries with a high success graph.

Award controversy in Australia

Australia had the distinction of being one of the countries that did not pay any money to nationals until the 2020 Paralympic Games.

Australian athletes participating in the Olympics were awarded 13,000 euros for the gold medal, 9,600 euros for the silver and 6,400 euros for the bronze. While this inequality received a great response from the public, Australian nationals started aid campaigns to draw attention to the situation.

For example, thanks to the campaign launched by the Olympic champion Chloe Dalton and the national triathlete Katie Kelly, a total of 77 thousand 300 dollars was collected to distribute the medal winners to the nationals.

Thanks to the protests that forced the government to take a step in this regard, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that the national nationals would be rewarded just as the Australian athletes who won medals at the Olympics.

Belgium: reward inequality

Belgium is among the countries that “discriminate” between Olympic and Paralympic athletes. An athlete who wins a gold medal at the Olympics receives almost four times more awards than an athlete with a disability who wins gold at the Paralympics.

A Belgian winner of a gold medal in individual competitions receives a national coin award of 15 thousand euros, a silver winner of 10 thousand euros, and a bronze winner of 7 thousand 500 euros. Whereas, for Olympic medalists, these amounts are 50 thousand, 30 thousand and 20 thousand euros, respectively.

France: Equality of prize

In France, unlike its neighbor Belgium, there is no difference in the amount of awards between the national nationals and Olympic medalists. Since 2008, the “equal premium” rule has been applied in the country, which has won 46 medals, 7 of which are gold, in the Paralympic Games.

According to this rule, athletes who win a gold medal are rewarded with 65,000 euros, silver 25,000 euros and bronze 15,000 euros.

USA: Biggest economy, biggest prize?

The United States of America (USA), which ranked third in the Paralympic Games with 104 medals, 37 of which were gold, is one of the countries that has not differentiated between Olympic and Paralympic players since 2018.

The gold medal winners among the para nationals and Olympic athletes are awarded 32 thousand euros, 19 thousand euros for silver and 13 thousand euros for bronze. Although these amounts are lower compared to other countries, considering the large number of medals, it is observed that the total amount is quite high.

Turkey: Republican gold

In Turkey, which has achieved a historical success with 15 medals, two of which are gold, since 2013, national nationals have been crowned with awards equivalent to the athletes who won medals in the Olympics.

According to the 5th article of the Regulation on Rewarding the Outstanding Achievers in Sports Services and Activities, which was amended in 2013, a maximum of one thousand for the first-placed athlete, a maximum of 6 hundred for the second-placed athlete, and a maximum of 3 for the third-placed athlete, in the individual competitions of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. A Turkish Lira award is given in exchange for one hundred Republic Gold coins.

In team sports, a maximum of 5 hundred awards is given to each athlete if the team is the first, a maximum of 3 hundred awards to each athlete if it is the second, and a maximum of 150 Turkish Liras to each athlete if the team is third.

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