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Taiwanese medalists to be honored with more than NT$89 million for achievement in Universiade

Taiwan won a record 26 gold medals

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Taiwanese athletes who had participated in 2017 Taipei Universiade

Taiwanese athletes who had participated in 2017 Taipei Universiade (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – All of the Taiwanese athletes, who have won medals during Universiade, will share an estimated total prize of NT$89.7 million (US$3.04 million) after the sports event is concluded, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE).

The Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade was wrapped up Wednesday with Taiwan as a host country coming in third on the medal table, after Japan in first and South Korea in second place.

Taiwan's MOE Sports Administration said the home team had done such an amazing job with its dedication to winning 26 gold, 34 silver, and 30 bronze medals.

Under MOE regulations, Taiwanese medal winners are guaranteed an additional 50 percent of the standard award if Taiwan is the host of the sports event.

Therefore, each Taiwanese gold medalist will receive an award of NT$900,000, while a silver medalist will receive NT$450,000, and a bronze medalist NT$225,000 per person.