SA gold medalists claim prize- 16 Aug 2012 00:00:00
South Africa's gold medallists from the London 2012 Olympic Games will be rewarded with R400,000, although that doesn't quite match up to Trinidad & Tobago's offering.
Keshorn Walcott threw 84.58m in the men's javelin to win his nation their first Olympic gold in an athletics field event and, according to the BBC, his reward came in the shape of R1.3m, a luxury home, 20,000 acres of land and a lighthouse.
In addition, Walcott, who set a national record with his throw, will also have a Caribbean Airlines plane named after him.
Walcott returned home on Monday to Trinidad's Piarco International Airport, where thousands dressed in the national colours of red, black and white greeted him.
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar had declared Monday a national holiday after his victory.
South Africa's medal winners at the 2012 London Olympics received R400,000 for a gold medal, R200,000 for silver and R80,000 for bronze.