Star Slovak athletes to split €250,000 in rewards

SLOVAK athletes who enjoyed success individually or were part of successful teams last year will be granted financial rewards totaling €250,597, according to a decision made by the government at its session on March 18.  

Dominika Cibulková and Dominik Hrbatý celebrate their unexpected victory in the final of tennis's Hopman Cup.Dominika Cibulková and Dominik Hrbatý celebrate their unexpected victory in the final of tennis's Hopman Cup.(Source: TASR)

The special remuneration - ranging from €100 to €6,600 – will go to a number of athletes, including tennis player Dominika Cibulková, cyclists Peter Sagan and Peter Velits, ice hockey player Marian Gáborík and mountaineer Peter Hámor, among others.

The athletes poised to receive the rewards have collected a total of 24 world championship titles, 23 European titles, nine junior world and seven junior European championships, one under-23 world championship title, one Universiade champion title and two world university championship titles, the TASR newswire wrote. 

The list also includes sport personalities and teams that were placed second and third in a number of events last year, ranging from world and European championships to Youth Olympic Games and World University Championships. Also included are athletes who have successfully represented Slovakia at other major international sporting events.

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