The countries that pay the best for Olympic medals

The countries that pay the best for Olympic medals

Mexico stands out because the scholarships are for life; however, athletes may lose these resources

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games ended and fans enjoyed great performances from the hundreds of athletes who have participated in the Japanese tournament.

Athletes try their best for many years to qualify for the Olympic competition, and most nations significantly reward their athletes who manage to win medals.

ESPN Digital It presents the countries that pay the most money for Olympic medals and highlights the Mexican nation for providing life pensions.

With information from FORBES


It is not the one that pays its athletes the best for the medals they win in the Olympic Games, however, Mexico, unlike other countries, through Conade offers lifelong scholarships to athletes who manage to get on the podium in an Olympic tournament.

Mexicans who win gold receive 13,000 pesos each month, silver medalists receive a scholarship of 11,000 pesos, while winners of a bronze medal win 10,000.

One of the Mexican athletes who receives the most money each month thanks to lifetime scholarships is María del Rosario Espinoza, who is considered one of the best athletes in our country of all time.

Espinoza won the gold medal in Beijing 2008, bronze in London 2012 and silver in Rio 2016. According to the numbers published by Forbes, María del Rosario receives 34 thousand pesos per month from Conade. A year, the athlete from Sinaloa earns 408 thousand pesos.

But nevertheless, Forbes published a few days ago that the trust that paid the 1,097 life scholarships to Mexican athletes was canceled by order of Ana Gabriela Guevara, director of Conade, so a group of deputies have indicated that there is no budget to continue paying the scholarships.


The Asian country is the one that pays the best to its medalists, highlighting the surprising amount of 738,000 dollars to the athletes who get a gold medal.

To the silver medal winners, the Singapore authorities award a prize of $ 500,000 while the athletes who win the bronze receive $ 250,000.


With less than 24 million inhabitants, Taiwan, located almost 200 kilometers from China, awards a prize of $ 716,000 to athletes who manage to win first place in the Olympic competition.

In Tokyo 2020, Taiwan participates as Chinese Taipei and has two gold medals obtained in the badminton and weightlifting categories.


Located in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is the third country that pays its Olympians the best with $ 346,000 to gold winners. Notably, athletes receive $ 1,400 each month for life.

At the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the couple Apriyani Rahayu and Greysia Polii won the gold medal in badminton.


Bangladesh, a nation on the Asian continent, has a population of over 160 million and the country is distinguished by delivering great economic prizes.

For example, the bronze winner receives a prize of 100,000 dollars while an athlete who manages to hang silver receives 150 thousand dollars. The athlete who wins a gold medal receives $ 300,000.


With less than 20 million inhabitants, Kazakhstan has put together an extraordinary performance at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by winning seven bronze medals.

Kazakhstan will have to pay a total of $ 525,000 to pay for the bronze at $ 75,000. On the other hand, the gold and silver winners receive $ 250,000 and $ 150,000, respectively.


The nation awards a prize of $ 237,000 to those who conquer the most precious metal in the Olympic Games. In exchange for silver and bronze, Malaysia pays $ 71,000 and $ 24,000, respectively. At the Tokyo fair presentation, Wooi Yik and Aaron Chia won the men’s doubles bronze medal in badminton.


The Italian delegation has positioned itself as one of the best nations in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The European nation is in seventh place on the medal table with 38 medals (10 gold, 10 silver and 18 bronze).

Thanks to the good performance of the Italian athletes, the authorities will have to disburse a significant sum of money by paying the gold medal at $ 214,000, the silver at $ 106,000 and the third places receive $ 71,000.


Hidilyn Díaz made history at Tokyo 2020 by becoming the first athlete from the Philippines to win a gold medal. Díaz achieved the feat in lifting weights category 55 kilograms.

According to Forbes, the Philippines delivers $ 200.00 for the gold medal, but according to various reports, Díaz will receive $ 655,000 and also a house.


The Hungarian delegation is in the Top 20 of the Tokyo 2020 medal table with 17 medals won. Hungary is in 15th place in the general classification. Hungary gives 166 thousand dollars to the winners of the gold medal, 118,000 dollars to the athletes who conquer the silver and for the bronze it gives 94,000 dollars.

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