U.S. Paralympians to Earn Same Prize Money as Olympians for Medals Won


The U.S. Paralympians will now earn the same amount of money as Olympians for their medals.

After the 2018 Winter Olympics, The United States Olympic Committee decided to increase the prize money for the Paralympic athletes, making it equal to the Olympic athletes.

Paralympians will now receive $37,500 for a gold medal, when they previously received $7,500, silver medals will receive $22,500, and $15,000 for bronze.

This is the first time all US athletes will have equal pay from the start of the Olympics and Paralympics.


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