US$40,000 bonus for Olympic gold medal winning 4x100m relay team

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    T&T’s gold medal winning Olympic 4×100 metre relay team will split US$40,000 as a bonus for their achievement.

    Keston Bledman, Richard Thompson, Emmanuel Callender, Marc Burns and Aaron Armstrong were recently presented with their medals for the event at Beijing 2008.

    T&T initially finished second to Jamaica, however the medals were reallocated after Jamaica’s Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance.

    T&T Olympic Committee President, Diane Henderson, says the bonuses are being awarded based on the structure for a Tokyo 2020 relay gold medal.

    The medal bonus programme was not in place for Beijing 2008, having been established in 2015.

    The TTOC says it will also distribute medal bonuses for the Cali 2021 Panam Sports Games, as well as the Guadeloupe 2022 Caribbean Games.