The athletes in Team Seychelles who won medals at the 11th edition of the Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG) received their cash rewards in a ceremony on Saturday at the State House.
Seychelles won a total of 84 medals, which consisted of 11 gold, 33 silver, and 40 bronze medals at the Games, which took place from August 25 to September 3.
Gold medallists received SCR 40,000 ($3,100) for each medal, SCR 25,000 ($1,900)for a silver medal, and SCR 10,000 ($764)for each bronze medal.
The largest amount paid was to swimmer Felicity Passon, who based on SNA calculations, received a total of SCR270,000 ($21,000), after winning one gold medal, eight silver medals, and three bronze medals at the games.
Seychelles, top performer, another swimmer, Simon Bachmann, was rewarded with a total of R195,000 ($15,000) after he clinched three gold medals, one silver, and five bronze medals.
Every member of the Seychelles delegation, including athletes, coaches, officials, medical team, cheerleaders, and the media, each received a certificate of participation.
In her address at the event, the Minister for Youth, Sports, Family, Marie-Celine Zialor, congratulated the athletes on their performance and said that now the hard work must begin as the country prepares for the next Games, which will take place in Comoros in 2027.
Source: Seychelles News Agency