Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath-led government has recently announced that the Indian woman athlete Sudha Singh who clinched the silver medal in the 3000-meter steeplechase will be rewarded with a handsome cash prize of Rs.30 lakh and a coveted government officer’s job.
Hailing from Rae Bareli district in the state, Sudha Singh scripted a success story for herself when she clocked 9 minutes and 40.03 seconds to win her second medal in the ongoing Asian Games 2018 which is being held at Jakarta, Indonesia.
“The chief minister has congratulated Sudha Singh for bagging silver medal in the women’s 3,000-metre steeplechase event in the ongoing Asian Games in Indonesia. He announced a cash reward of Rs 30 lakh and a gazetted government officer job for Singh,” the spokesperson said.
Adityanath also lauded Sudha Singh for her success and it was possible because of her sheer grit, dedication, hard work and smart work. She made India proud by chipping with glories. CM Yogi added that the entire state is feeling proud of her achievements.
The 32-year-old long-distance runner had bagged a gold medal when women’s 3000m steeplechase came to light in the Asian Games in 2010.