Teenagers Tang Yik-chun and Steven Wong have picked up big cash prizes for their outstanding efforts at the 10th National Games in Jiangsu province. Under the Hang Seng Athlete Incentive Awards Scheme, the three Hong Kong medallists will receive cash prizes totalling $480,000. The bank's sponsorship programme matches cash incentives offered by the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) to medal winners on a dollar-for-dollar basis. Having taken on the mainland's best, Hong Kong's sports stars returned home with one gold and three bronze medals in cycling and athletics. Student sprinter Yik-chun, a bronze medallist in the 200 metres, collected $60,000. BMX racer Wong, who won Hong Kong's only gold medal, clinched the jackpot - $300,000. And veteran cyclist Wong Kam-po picked up $120,000 for his two bronze medals - in the 40-kilometre point race and the 180km road race. 'Hong Kong athletes gave their best. We hope they will bring more glory for Hong Kong in future,' said HKSI chairman, Dr Eric Li. The awards scheme was launched by the HKSI in 1994. Hang Seng Bank has been offering cash incentives for the Olympics, the Paralympics and the National Games since 1996. The East Asian Games was included in the programme for the first time this year. More than $6 million has been awarded to 41 medallists so far. Meanwhile, nine countries and regions will take part in the East Asian Games, which officially get underway tomorrow. They are the hosts Macau, China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Guam and Mongolia. A total of 17 sports will be held at 12 venues, with 731 medals up for grabs. More than 6,500 people - 3,500 athletes, officials and staff, 1,500 media personnel, 1,000 guests and 500 technical officials - as well as thousands of volunteers will be involved in the sporting extravaganza. Hong Kong's 220-strong delegation - the largest-ever sent to the Games - will vie for honours in 14 sports. The event ends on November 6.