Isn’t money better than medals for Olympic winners, asks Akshay

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Akshay…India is yet to win a medal at Rio olympics,

Actor Akshay Kumar feels that honouring winners of global and regional competitions like Olympics with just medals is not enough, and that providing them financial rewards also are a more important and practical practice.

“Winning a certificate or a medal is a very big achievement, but don’t you think receiving money is more practical? Because I see that several people who participate, a lot of them are from poor families,” Akshay said.

“I have seen several times that some people want to sell their medals and earn money, and several such stories you all have heard. So it is better that when you honour someone, do it not just with a medal but also with money. it is important because you have to be practical in life,” the actor said in a media interaction on the success of his recent film Rustom.

There are many comments in social media discussing why India with a very large population has not been able to win a medal despite immense resources of talent while countries with smaller populations have won many medals.

India is also yet to win a medal at the Rio Olympics that concludes on August 21. – CINEWS

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