MANGALORE: Karnataka Government has announced a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for state athletes who won gold medals at the recently held Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Speaking at a reception accorded to gold medalist M R Poovamma at the city airport here yesterday, state Sports Minister Abhayachandra Jain said Rs 7 lakh would be given to silver medallists and Rs 5 lakh to bronze medallists at the Games.

Poovamma had bagged gold in 400 m rally and bronze in the 400 m race.

The reception at the airport was arranged by the district athletic association and the district administration.

Forests Minister and District in-charge B Ramanath Rai, Manglaore South MLA J R Lobo and Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim were present on the occasion.

Courtesy: Times of India