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Gold-winning SEA Games athletes receive cash prizes at MAP award ceremony

Published on Feb 7, 2014 1:31 PM
 
Singapore's gold medallists from the SEA Games, including archer Chan Jing Ru (above), were celebrated at the Multi-Million Dollar Award Programme (MAP) award presentation ceremony held at Swissotel Merchant Court on Friday afternoon. -- ST FILE PHOTO:  HO KAH JOON DOUGLAS

The achievements of Singapore's athletes at last December's SEA Games in Myanmar were celebrated at the Multi-Million Dollar Award Programme (MAP) award presentation ceremony held at Swissotel Merchant Court on Friday afternoon.

Gold medallists from the biennial event in Naypyidaw and Yangon - Team Singapore athletes took home 34 golds, together with 29 silvers and 45 bronzes - were also given cash prizes totalling $400,000 for their feats.

Swimming, table tennis and sailing were the Republic's best-performing sports, with swimmer Joseph Schooling banking in the most with his five-gold haul, taking home $27,500.

The swimmers were rewarded $115,000 for their 11-gold performance, while sailing received $60,000 (five golds) and table tennis was given $50,000 (four golds).

 
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