The 2023 Asian Games are nearing completion, and like other top competitions, they are awarding prize money. One athlete in particular, Kenyan-born Bahraini Winfred Mutile Yavi, is excelling at the event. Yavi, who specializes in the women’s 1500m and 3000m steeplechase, has had impressive performances leading up to the 2023 Asian Games. Most notably, she won a gold medal in the 3000m steeplechase at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest with a time of 8:54.29.
She earned a Diamond League gold medal by achieving the second fastest time in women’s 3000m steeplechase history, clocking in at 8:50.66 at Hayward Field in Eugene. Her success continued at the 2023 Asian Games, where the Kenyan-born Bahraini athlete not only won multiple medals, but also increased her financial earnings.
Winfred Mutile Yavi earns a substantial sum at the 2023 Asian Games.
In addition to receiving medals, athletes and coaches at the 2023 Asian Games will also be given monetary rewards for their outstanding performances. The first-place winners will receive $5000, second-place winners will receive $3000, and third-place winners will receive $2000. Winfred Mutile Yavi has already achieved two gold medals in two days for her impressive performances in the women’s 1500m and 3000m steeplechase events. This has resulted in a total cash prize of $10,000 at the Hangzhou Games. According to a post by Track Spice X, the track and field star has earned over 1.4 million Kenyan Shilling.
Kenyan-born Bahraini Winfred Mutile Yavi has earned over Ksh1.4 million in two days after winning two gold medals at the ongoing Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. pic.twitter.com/zhvhumvJ49
— Track Spice (@trackspice) October 4, 2023
Yavi won her first gold medal in the women’s 1500m race with a time of 4:11.65. She then went on to claim another gold in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:18.28. Her performance in the 3000m steeplechase also broke the previous Asian Games record set by Ruth Jebet in 2014, who completed the event in 9:31.36. While the 2023 Asian Games was a lucrative competition for Yavi, it was not the only one where she earned a significant amount of money this season.
The 2023 season for a successful track and field athlete was financially lucrative.
In 2023, Winfred Mutile Yavi had a successful season and earned a significant amount of money. She won the gold medal in the 3000m steeplechase at the World Athletics Championships, which resulted in a prize of $70,000 (10.3 million Kenyan Shillings). Additionally, she won three Diamond League races, earning an additional $30,000 (4.4 million Kenyan Shillings). Yavi’s strong performance in 2023 has given her the confidence to compete in longer distances, such as the 5000m and 10,000m events.
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Winfred Mutile Yavi has a notable CV and is now aiming for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Despite her previous accomplishments, Yavi has yet to secure an Olympic medal and is determined to do so next year.
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