It seems like the monetary reward and monthly pensions are not the only things waiting for our Olympic medalists when they arrive back in town.
DRB-Hicom, one of Malaysia’s leading automotive corporation, has offered to award our Olympic gold medalists with a Proton Perdana 2.0L while silver and bronze medalists will also be honoured with a Proton Suprima S Turbo and Proton Iriz 1.6L Premium respectively.
Managing director and Proton chairman Datuk Seri Syed Faisal Albar said:
“DRB-Hicom and Proton have always carried the Malaysian flag in all that we do, this gesture is in line with our pride towards Jalur Gemilang. We hope that this will provide further encouragement to our athletes to strive harder to make our beloved Malaysia proud especially at the highest level such as the Olympics.”
Malaysia has snagged 3 medals in the Rio Olympics so far, with 2 silvers from the women’s synchronised 10m platform category (Cheong Jun Hoong and Pandelela Rinong) and badminton mixed doubles category (Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying). The sole bronze comes from Azizulhasni Awang, who competed in the men’s keirin cycling event.
The country is also assured of at least another silver medal, as shuttlers Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong will be representing the country tonight (Friday, 19th August) at 10:15pm in the men’s doubles finals against China’s Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan.
Golfer Kelly Tan and diver Tze Liang Ooi will also be competing in the women’s individual golf event and men’s 10m platform diving respectively later today.