Athletics World Championships Offers W7.9 Billion in Prize Money

      August 19, 2011 13:05

      The total prize money for the 13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Daegu from Aug. 27 to Sept. 4 will amount to around W7.9 billion (US$1=W1,075).

      An additional US$100,000 will go to athletes who set new world records, the International Association of Athletics Federations announced on its website Thursday.

      In individual races, athletes coming in from first through eighth will receive prize money. The gold medalist gets $60,000, the silver medalist $30,000, and the bronze medalist $20,000. The prize money for the players in the fourth to eighth place will range from $15,000 to $4,000.

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