Athletes have welcomed the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) incentive awards scheme saying it will boost their morale in the upcoming major games campaigns. The scheme has been launched to award medal winners in December's Doha Asian Games and the Far East & South Pacific Games for the Disabled (FESPIC Games), which will be held later this month in Kuala Lumpur. A team gold medal at the Asian Games will be rewarded HK$350,000, while a silver and bronze will get HK$200,000 and HK$100,000 respectively. The cash prizes for medals in individual events are HK$250,000, HK$125,000 and HK$50,000. The SAR will send its largest ever delegation to Doha with 281 athletes taking part in 28 sports. Hong Kong won four gold, six silver and 11 bronze medals at the last games which were held in Pusan, South Korea. Squash star Rebecca Chiu Wing-yin, who won gold in 2002 and a silver in 1998, welcomes the cash incentives. 'The Asian Games is contested by the best athletes from the region and some of them are in fact the best in the world as well,' she said. 'I would like to thank the HKSI for providing the scheme which will certainly boost our morale in the Games.' Hong Kong will be sending 135 athletes in the FESPIC Games, scheduled for November 25 to December 1 in Kuala Lumpur. Four years ago in Pusan, the SAR athletes captured 27 gold, 15 silver and 16 bronze medals. The medal rewards for this year are HK$15,000 for gold, HK$6,000 for silver and HK$3,000 in individual events; HK$21,000 for gold, HK$9,600 for silver and HK$6,000 for bronze in team events. Yu Chui-yee, gold medallist in wheelchair fencing in Pusan, said: 'We have been working hard to prepare for the FESPIC Games and are delighted to be recognised by the scheme. We will give our best so as not to let Hong Kong people down.' Sports showcase for HK competitors Sports that Hong Kong will take part in the Doha Asian Games: Swimming (aquatics), archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, body building, bowling, canoeing, snooker, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, handball, hockey, judo, karate, rowing, rugby, sailing, shooting, squash, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, weight lifting and wushu.