The Swedish Athletics Federation did not intend to pay any bonuses to the athletes after the European Athletics Championships, but now they have changed their minds. Silver medal winner Lotta Kempenen gets the most € 6,000.
Finland scored a historic success at a successful European indoor championship in Poland last weekend. There were three medals when Lotta Kempinen won the silver in 60 meters, and Christian Polle and Ella Junela won bronze in height and height, respectively.
From the start, the IAAF had no intention of paying any medal rewards, but now they have reconsidered their decision. Kemppinen gets € 6,000 while Pulli and Junnila get € 4,000.
We felt the reward would be valid even though we did not agree on it, says Tuomo Salonen, training director, in a press release.
The decision was made by Salone, Garco Finney, Head of Training and Education, and Athletics Federation President Sami Itani.
This is above all an important symbolic gesture and we want to thank the team for their exceptional success. In the spring, we will decide what the reward system will look like in future tournaments and specifically in the European Championships.
– In WC there are special rewards via the IAAF and in the Olympics there are IOCs bonuses, Salonen says.
Medal-winning coaches also receive a reward of € 1000-1500. Noraluta Niziri, Wilma Murtu, Cristina Makela, Seni Salmenen, and Sarah Cuevesto, who all managed to score points, will receive a reward of € 1,000.