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Prize money "doesn't change anything" in Hamish Kerr's Olympic approach

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 13 Apr 2024, 3:21pm
Gold medallist Hamish Kerr along with silver medallist Shelby McEwen of Team United States and bronze medallist Sanghyeok Woo of Team South Korea after the Men's High Jump Final during the World Athletics Indoor Championships 2024. Photo / Getty
Gold medallist Hamish Kerr along with silver medallist Shelby McEwen of Team United States and bronze medallist Sanghyeok Woo of Team South Korea after the Men's High Jump Final during the World Athletics Indoor Championships 2024. Photo / Getty

Prize money "doesn't change anything" in Hamish Kerr's Olympic approach

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 13 Apr 2024, 3:21pm

With news of World Athletics offering a bonus payment to gold medal winners at the Paris Olympics, some Kiwis stand to benefit. 

The organisation has set aside a total of US$2.4 million to allocate to the winners of the 48 events. 

Kiwi high jumper and gold medal hopeful Hamish Kerr joined Piney to discuss what this means for him and other athletes. 

He told Piney that while it doesn’t change his approach or motivation going into the games, it does change the tone and outlook of where they could go as a sport, as far as motivating young people to get into athletics. 

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