The Seychellois medallists on the Indian Ocean Youth and Sports Commission Games (CJSOI) video games will obtain money rewards for their performances, a most sensible executive legit stated on Thursday.
The announcement used to be made by way of the Minister for Youth, Family and Sports, Marie-Celine Zialor, in a rite on the International Conference Centre, the place athletes have been offered with certificate for their just right efficiency on the regional video games.
Seychelles completed 3rd at the medals desk, with 45 medals – 12 gold, 12 silver and 21 bronze.
“I would like to make a special address this afternoon. The sports department sat down yesterday and we saw that there is no policy for compensating athletes that compete at the CJSOI games. After looking at our budget we saw we could give something to those who won medals,” stated Zialor.
She defined that for each and every bronze medal, an athlete will obtain SCR2,500 ($152) for silver medals the praise is SCR5,000 ($378) and for gold medals, athletes gets SCR10,000 ($755).
This shall be just right information for the athletes, particularly those that received a couple of medals, akin to Seychelles’ most sensible performer, Khema Elizabeth, who received a complete of 8 medals – 3 gold, one silver and 4 bronze.
“I want to also salute the work of everyone involved in the good work for the CJSOI team, which also includes the coaches and parents,” stated Zialor, who added that her ministry will proceed to spend money on sports activities to be sure that the younger athletes proceed to increase.
One of the primary sights of the development used to be the delivering of the CJSOI flag to President Wavel Ramkalawan to substantiate Seychelles because the host of the following version of the video games in 2025.
In his deal with, Ramkalawan stated, “I want to congratulate all the athletes for the great performance they gave at the games. I also want to give thanks to the parents as well for all the support they have given their children,” stated Ramkalawan.
The President additionally promised to spend money on sports activities amenities and stated that paintings has already begun and the hope is that the younger athletes may have top same old amenities to coach and compete in.
“To the young athletes, I want to tell you to keep doing the sport you love and we will support you. We have seen in the past where young promising athletes end up giving up their sport and sometimes fall into bad habits, such as drugs and alcohol, but we want that to change,” he added.
The CJSOI Games is a multi-sport and cultural tournament organised each two years and sees the participation of Indian Ocean international locations together with Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Djibouti and two out of the country departments of France – Reunion and Mayotte.
Author: Seychelles News Agency