Japanese Olympic medalists to receive big bonuses

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Online stock trading company GMO Click, big sponsor of the Japanese swimming federation, announced today that it will provide Japanese gold medal swimmers in London with $366,000 (30 million yen), silver medalists $36,100 and bronze medalists $12,000, relay prizes to be divided by the four relay swimmers. The Japanese Olympic Committee separately offers $36,100 for gold, $24,100 for silver and $12,000 for bronze. And, if Kosuke Kitajima manages the unprecedented third consecutive gold medal in the men’s 100 and 200 breaststroke events, he will earn an additional $1 million. Read SwimmingWorld Magazine.

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