Rajiv, Ayyasamy get Rs 30 lakh more each for second silver

Arokia Rajiv and Dharun Ayyasamy both won silver medals in 4X400m men’s relay on Friday.

Kunhu Muhammed, Muhammed Anas, Arokia Rajiv and Dharun Ayyasamy (left to right) celebrate after winning the silver medal in the men's 4x400m relay at the 18th Asian Games.

The Tamil Nadu government today announced an additional cash incentive of Rs 30 lakh each to athletes Arokia Rajiv and Dharun Ayyasamy for winning a second silver medal in the ongoing Asian Games in Jakarta.

Chief Minister K Palaniswami wrote to both the athletes, who won silver medals in 4X400 mts men’s relay, and lauded their efforts for making the state and India proud.

“On behalf of Tamil Nadu government, I once again congratulate you. You will now receive this high cash incentive of Rs 30 lakh, apart from the one already announced by me,” he said in the letters.

On August 28, the government had announced Rs 30 lakh each to Rajiv and Ayyasamy for grabbing silver in 400m mixed relay team and 400 metre hurdles, respectively.