A total of S$670,000 was given out to 101 Team Singapore gold medallists for their performances at the 29th SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.
The prize money, known as the Multi-Million Dollar Awards Programme (MAP) Award, was given out by the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and the Tote Board group at an appreciation dinner on Thursday night (5 Oct).
Swimmers Joseph Schooling and Quah Zheng Wen were the joint top-earners. Each pocketed $31,250 for winning three individual golds and three team golds each.
Sisters Quah Ting Wen and Quah Jing Wen each took home $26,250 for winning two individual golds and three team golds each.
Individual gold medallists at the SEA Games are rewarded up to a maximum of three gold medals. Each gold medallist receives $10,000 for the first gold medal, and $5,000 each for the second and third medals.
Gold medallists in team events get $15,000 and those from team sports receive $30,000. It is compulsory for athletes to give 20 per cent of their prize money to their respective National Sports Associations for the purposes of future training and development.