The Korean Fencing Association paid a total of 700 million won in prize money to the athletes participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The Fencing Association awarded a total of 700 million won to the athletes who participated in the Olympics at the KCP Hotel in Yanggu, Gangwon-do on the 13th. Compared to the 2016 Rio Olympics, this is about double the amount. 310 million won was paid for the men’s saber event, which won gold and bronze medals (Kim Jeong-hwan).
The women’s épée team, which advanced to the Olympic team finals for the first time in nine years and harvested a silver medal, received a total of 155 million won. 100 million won each was donated to the men’s épée team and the women’s saber team, which won the first bronze medal in the Olympic team event. The association also gave special encouragement to the men’s and women’s foil teams that failed to win the prize.
Korean fencing won one gold medal, one silver medal and four bronze medals at this Olympics. In particular, they succeeded in winning medals in all four events that participated in the team event.
News1 Reporter Kim Do-yong [email protected]
Source: HuffPost South Korea – Athena by www.huffingtonpost.kr.
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