Athletics South Africa (ASA) will pay a total of R710 000 to the athletes who won medals at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London in August. This forms part of ASA’s incentive programme to achieving athletes.
A gold medal pays out R150 000, a silver R100 000 and a bronze R80 000.
World record holder Wayde van Niekerk, will therefore receive a total of R250 000
With the Commonwealth Games barely four months away, the eyes of the international athletics world will be on South Africa, having moved from 15th position in the world in 2015, to 3rd in the world after the IAAF World Championships held in London in August this year.
“Everyone is watching us. We are becoming the topic of the day. Let us continue to tell our story
Imagine the biggest names in South African athletics all competing on one stage on home soil. Now throw in some top athletes from around the world, and you can expect some of the best athletics South Africa has ever seen on home ground. Too good to be true? This is exactly what South African sports fans can expect at the 2018 ASA Athletix Grand Prix Series, launched in Sandton today (6 Dec).