Asean Para Games

All medallists should get cash awards

It was disappointing to learn that for Singapore athletes at the

Asean Para Games, only gold medallists receive a monetary award, and not the other medallists.

Silver and bronze medallists should also get some monetary award, and not just verbal accolades and pats on the back, in recognition of their efforts and sacrifice.

Monetary awards for winning a silver or bronze medal can also

spur athletes to do their best to, perhaps, first aim for bronze as they work their way up.

Elvis Chua Hock Thiam

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 12, 2015, with the headline 'All medallists should get cash awards'. Print Edition | Subscribe