[인사이트] Reporter Hansol Kim = Badminton women’s doubles’ Gracia Poly-Apriyani Rahayu won Indonesia’s first gold medal.
On the 3rd (local time), Reuters and other news outlets reported that Indonesian women’s badminton doubles players received a huge bounty.
Earlier on the 2nd, the women’s doubles final in badminton was held at the Musashinonomori Sports Plaza in Tokyo, Japan on the 2nd.
On that day, Gracia Polly and Apriyani Rahayu won the gold medal by defeating China’s Libra and Zaipan, who are ranked third in the world.
This gold medal was Indonesia’s first gold medal in this tournament and the first women’s badminton doubles gold medal in history. Moreover, this gold medal was even more meaningful as it was created by the collaboration of two athletes who had not even received a seed for the Tokyo Olympics.
The performances of the two players were a great gift to the Indonesian people, and they became national heroes.
Soon after, great gifts were poured out to both players.
The Indonesian government has decided to pay 400 million won to them. In addition, Lahayu’s hometown promised five cows and a house, and a chain of meatball restaurants said it would give the two players directly managed stores.
About 400 million won ($349,000) in cash, a house, 5 cows and a restaurant. You can also receive an annuity of about 1,600,000 won per month for the rest of your life.
Considering that the average monthly salary of ordinary people in Indonesia is less than 500,000 won, it is like a ‘lottery’.
Many people expressed their surprise at the scale of the bounty, which was unusual in scale.
In fact, according to Forbes, an American economic magazine, Indonesia’s gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics ranks third among participating countries.
The country with the largest amount of gold medal rewards is Singapore, which will pay 1 million Singapore dollars, or about 850 million Korean won.