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CM Stalin orders Rs 5 lakh incentive for Tokyo-bound track athletes

A similar incentive of Rs 5 lakh each was given last month to seven Tokyo Olympics participants from Tamil Nadu.

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Updated: 7 July 2021 2:10 AM GMT

Chief Minister M K Stalin on Tuesday ordered an incentive of Rs 5 lakh each to five athletes from Tamil Nadu, who would be taking part in the Tokyo Olympic Games. The special government incentive of Rs 5 lakh each would be for S Arokya Rajiv and Naganathan Pandi (men's 4 x 400-meter relay), Suba Venkatesan, Dhanalakshmi Sekar, and Revathi Veeramani (4 x 400 mixed relay), an official release here said.

Already, a similar incentive of Rs 5 lakh each has been given last month to seven participants from Tamil Nadu including fencer C A Bhavani Devi, the release added.

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