Olympic hero Tatjana Schoenmaker scoops R850, 000 bonus
South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
SOUTH Africa’s Tokyo Olympic Games hero Tatjana Schoenmaker will receive a total sum of R850, 000 in performance bonuses, following Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa’s incentive bonus announcement yesterday.
Mthethwa announced that each gold medallist for the Olympics and Paralympics would receive R450, 000, while their coaches would get R120, 000.
Silver medallists will receive R220, 000, their coach R70, 000, while bronze medallists will get R100, 000 and their coaches R30, 000.
Schoenmaker won gold and silver in the pool in Japan last month and broke the 200m women’s breaststroke world record with a time of 2:18.95.
Her record-breaking effort netted her an additional R180, 000, which took her total bounty to R850, 000.
Schoenmaker’s fellow stellar achiever Bianca Buitendag, who scooped surfing silver, will be rewarded with R220, 000 for her performance.
The pair’s medals were Team SA’s only medals at the Games, a significant drop from the 10 medals netted in Rio 2016. – SPORT24.