Schoenmaker and Buitendag had been the one athletes from Staff South Africa to win medals on the Tokyo video games.
JOHANNESBURG – Sascoc president Barry Hendricks on Monday confirmed to Eyewitness Information that the organisation wouldn’t be issuing medal bonuses to Tatjana Schoenmaker and Bianca Buitendag.
Schoenmaker and Buitendag had been the one athletes from Staff South Africa to win medals on the Tokyo Video games with Schoenmaker successful gold and silver within the 200m and 100m breaststroke, respectively.
Buitendag was a silver medallist in browsing, which made its debut in Japan.
Hendricks stated it was not for a scarcity of attempting: “This doesn’t imply Sascoc doesn’t wish to problem efficiency bonuses. In reality, as we converse, we are attempting to barter with companions to attempt to help us on this regard.”
Hendricks added that that this is able to apply to Paralympic athletes: “If one has to offer efficiency bonuses for medals within the Olympics, we might then have to try this to the Paralympic athletes as effectively.”
Hendricks cited finances constraints as a purpose for the dearth of medals in Tokyo: “Sascoc can’t place unrealistic expectations on its athletes once we know full effectively that we are able to’t compete with the likes of Nice Britain. Nice Britain receives £350 million over a four-year cycle in preparation for the Olympics. SASCOC receives R28 million over 4 years.”
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