US$434 hot bonus for Vietnamese golden medalist at SEA Games 31

Head of the Vietnamese sports delegation attending the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) Tran Duc Phan made a decision on hot bonuses for Vietnamese athletes earning golden, silver and bronze medals at the biggest sports event of  Southeast Asia. 
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Ngo Phuong Mai (R) receives a hot bonus with a bronze medal in the women's 1-meter softball single diving. (Photo: Do Trung)

Specifically, the golden, silver and bronze medalists will be awarded hot bonuses of VND10 million (US$434), VND5 million (US$217) and VND3 million (US$130) respectively. 

As for SEA Games 31, the Vietnamese sports delegation set a target of winning at least 140 gold medals to help the country hold the top of the medal tally. 

Ngo Phuong Mai was the first athlete to be awarded a hot bonus after she had won a bronze medal in the women's 1-meter softball single diving on May 8. On the same day, with an achievement of a silver medal for the men’s synchronized 3-meter springboard of SEA Games 31, Vietnamese pair Nguyen Tung Duong and Phuong The Anh received a hot bonus of VND5 million(US$217) for each person.