Three months after the Winter Olympics, Bart Swings, Hanny Desmet, and Luena Hendricks are starting to collect their premiums. All three of them were good for a total of €95,000 in Beijing.
Bart Swings is the biggest dose. to Olympic gold at the beginning of the block Seventh place in the 5000m earns €55,000 total. A welcome nest egg for Swings who wants to buy a home (in Leuven?).
Hanne Desmet (Short Track) does it for 35,000 euros Bronze in 1000 metres4th place in the 1500 and 5th place in the 500.
Luena Hendricks has 5,000 euros left of her 8th place† The snowboarder wants to take her on vacation for a while.
Their coaches will also receive a bonus after the Winter Olympics. A check for 23,750 euros was waiting for them in the national lottery.
Winter Olympics Awards
Bart swing (speed skating): 55,000 euros
- 1st place group start: €50,000
- Seventh place 5,000m: 5,000 euros
Hanne Desmet (short distance): 35,000 euros
- 3rd place 1000m: 20,000€
- Fourth place 1500m: 10,000 euros
- Fifth place 500m: 5,000 euros
Loena Hendrickx (Figure skating): €5,000
Belgium team distribution
- Gold: €50,000
- Silver: 30,000 euros
- Bronze: 20 thousand euros
- Fourth place: 10,000 euros
- Fifth – Eighth Place: €5,000
Regarding the total amounts. For their coach, athletes get an extra 25 percent.
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