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UP hikes prize money for Olympic winners

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UP hikes prize money for Olympic winnersThe Uttar Pradesh government  hiked the award money to be given to sportspersons from the state who win medals in the forthcoming Olympics.

Announcing this, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said gold medal winners will get Rs.6 crore, silver medal winners Rs.4 crore and those winning bronze medals Rs.2 crore.

Yadav was speaking after inaugurating the 35th National Junior Rowing Championship on the banks of river Gomti.

He also launched the web site of the Uttar Pradesh Rowing Association and released a souvenir.

More than 300 sportsperons from 18 states are taking part in the championship.

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