Members of the Korean baseball team will receive generous rewards after winning their fourth consecutive gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
According to the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), Ryu Jung-il will receive a total of 200 million won for his gold medal.
A KBO official said, “The 200 million won will be paid to the team in accordance with the Baseball Rules for International Competitions,” adding, “The method of payment for each player will be decided by the team itself.”
Accordingly, a total of 30 players, including seven coaches, 24 players, and support staff, including head coach Ryu Jung-il, are expected to receive millions of won each.
In addition to the KBO rewards, the national baseball team will also receive government rewards.
The exact size of the reward has not been determined, but it is not expected to deviate much from the level at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games.
At that time, the government rewarded the gold medalist in the team event with 900,000 won, the silver medalist with 525,000 won, and the bronze medalist with 300,000 won.
Most importantly, players on the national baseball team received military service benefits.
Baseball was removed from the Olympic program for Paris 2024, and it is unknown if it will be included in Los Angeles 2028.
Currently, the only opportunity to receive military service benefits is for gold medals at the Asian Games.
The team’s athletes will replace their military service with Arts and Sports Service as a result of their victory in Hangzhou, with only four weeks of military training. 카지노사이트가이드
A total of 19 members of the national team will benefit from military service.
According to KBO rules, players who do not receive military service benefits receive 10 days of free agency points for participating in the Asian Games and 15 days for winning.
LG Twins closer Ko Woo-seok, for example, will receive a total of 25 free agency days.
That’s about 17% of the 145 free agency days allowed in a season.
National team players also receive a per diem during the call-up period. Coaches will receive 400,000 won per day and players will receive 300,000 won per day.
The baseball team, which was called up on March 23, will receive 4.8 million won each.