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World Athletics Unveils Prize Monies On Offer At 2023 World Championships In Budapest

August, 9 2023.

World Athletics (WA), the global governing body for track and field has unveiled prize monies to be won at the 2023 World Championships, scheduled to hold in Budapest, Hungary from August 19-27, 2023.

The figures on offer, which are largely unchanged from those splashed on the star athletes at the last edition in Oregon USA covers both individual track and field athletes, as well as those in the relays or team events.

According to the complication released 24 hours after it released the medals to be won at the Championships, all eight finalists in each of the individual track and field events, will have cash rewards ranging from 5,000 US dollars for eighth place finishes, to 70,000 US dollars for Gold medalists.

Silver medalists will be rewarded with 35,000 US dollars, Bronze medalists will pocket 22,000 US dollars, while fourth place finishers will have 16,000 US dollars.

Fifth placed athletes will receive cheques of 11,000 US dollars, sixth place will harvest 7,000 US dollars, while athletes who are ranked seventh will take home 6,000 US dollars.

Similarly, Gold medal winning relay teams shall receive 80,000 US dollars, Silver medal winners - 40,000 US dollars and Bronze medalists will get 20,000 US dollars.

Other cash rewards are classified as below:

Fourth place - USD 16,000

Fifth place - USD 12,000

Sixth place - USD 8,000

Seventh Place - USD 8,000

Eighth place - USD 4,000

Nigeria is to be represented by a contingent of seventeen (17) track and field athletes, after the Athletics Federation of Nigeria took a late decision to drop women's 100 meters hurdles world champion, Oluwatobi Amusan who is currently serving a professional suspension.

Amusan is due to face an Athletics Integrity Unit panel, after the World record holder was charged for missing three Out-of-Competition tests. reports. But the Ogun State-born hurdler has insisted she's a clean athlete and has appealed the charge, saying she is optimistic the matter will be resolved in her favour, to allow her compete in Budapest.

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