Originally Posted by Marilyn Monheaux
Random fact: Maria made more money for winning the silver medal (~$82k) than Serena made for winning two gold medals ($50k).
Hope that makes y'all feel better.
Russia pays its medallists a lot. US is pretty average- they do similar as NZ and we're poor. That said, when you have that many medallists its a lot to spread around. Singapore pays out a million for a gold but have never won one beofre, they got a bronze which got a quarter mil. Philippines does something like $300000