The Indian contingent finished third in the medal tally at the Commonwealth Games held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, between April 4 and 15. They won a total of 66 medals, and players from Haryana - especially the women - led the medal tally with a total of 22 individual medals.
Describing Haryana as a hub of sports, Khattar said the state had just 2 per cent of the country's population but its share in the medal tally was 33 per cent. The players have brought laurels at the national and international level with their performance, he added.
In Haryana, he said, a cash award of Rs 6 crore is given to players for winning the gold medal in Olympics, Rs 4 crore for silver medal and Rs 2.5 crore for winning the bronze medal.
He said that out of 38 players of Haryana who had participated in Commonwealth Games, 22 had won medals.
The remaining 16 participating players would be honoured by the state government be giving away Rs 7.5 lakh to each player, he added.
Khattar said that as per the new sports policy of the state government, it has been ensured that the cash prize is sent directly to the bank accounts of the players.
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