Malaysian men’s doubles players, Aaron Chia (谢定峰) and Soh Wooi Yik (苏伟译), have recently been rewarded with incentives totaling up to RM500k! The smashing news came just a few weeks following the badminton duo’s historic world title win.
In case you missed the news, both Chia and Soh made the whole country proud by bringing home the World Championship title during the 2022 BWF World Championship in Tokyo, Japan. The achievement was even more stunning given that they had beaten Indonesia’s four-time world champs, Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan.
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According to a report by AWANI, both Chia and Soh attended the incentive presentation ceremony, which was held at the Akademi Badminton Malaysia in Bukit Kiara. It was revealed that the duo had been rewarded with an incentive of RM300,000 from the Badminton Associations Malaysia. Not only that, but the duo also received RM100k from 100plus, and another RM100k from Yonex.
The news was met with mostly positive responses from badminton fans on social media. “We all witnessed both of you winning the World Championship title with true fighting spirit and eventually created history. Thank you very much Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik,” FB user Gunasheran Karupiah wrote. “If you work hard, you earn more, sometimes those rewards could be far more better than what you expected. They deserve it!!” Tom Araya added.
Once again, we’d like to congratulate both Chia and Soh on their impressive win! Hopefully with this reward, they’ll gain more momentum in their games moving forward.