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Raining rewards for Indian Olympians

From pizzas to free air travel, rewards are pouring on the Indian competitors who won medals for the country at the Tokyo Olympics. As a badge of appreciation, Go First, recently known as GoAir, on Sunday declared free travel for each of the six Indian athletes and the men’s hockey group who won medals at the Tokyo Olympics.

Bengaluru-based regional carrier Star Air, which associates 13 cities in India, offered the medal champs a long period of free travel. IndiGo airlines had reported on Saturday that it would offer limitless free air travel to javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won the only Gold medal for India, for one year.

The airlines also tagged the Twitter handles of the Indian competitors who won medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. “The seven Olympics medallists Mirabai Chanu (weight-lifting), PV Sindhu (badminton), Lovlina Borgohain (boxing), the men’s hockey group, Ravi Kumar Dahiya (wrestling), Bajrang Punia (wrestling) and gold medallist Neeraj Chopra (lance toss) will be given free air travel to any Go First areas for the following five years,” Go First noted.

Then again, Star Air said it is offering a long period of free air travel for the Tokyo 2020 medal victors. “Star Air congratulates every one of the Indian Olympic Champions of Tokyo 2020,” a tweet posted from the airlines’ Twitter handle read.