KUALA LUMPUR — August 19, 2016: The rewards keep coming for Malaysia’s Rio Olympic medallists, with another group today announcing that they will be given Proton cars.
DRB-Hicom said a gold medal winner will receive a Perdana 2.0L, silver winner a Suprima S 1.6L Turbo
Premium and bronze winner an Iriz 1.6L Premium.
“As DRB-Hicom and Proton have always carried the Malaysian flag in all that we do, this gesture is in line with our pride towards the Jalur Gemilang.
“We hope this will provide further encouragement to our athletes to strive harder in making our beloved Malaysians proud, especially at the highest level such as the Olympics,” said DRB-Hicom Managing Director and Proton Chairman Datuk Seri Syed Faisal Albar.
To date, Malaysia has won two silver and a bronze.
Divers Pandelela Rinong and Chiong Jun Hoong won silver in the 10-metre platform synchro, badminton mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying won silver while cyclist Azizulhasni Awang took bronze in the keirin.
In addition to the cars, the medallists benefit from cash incentives from the government and a pension for life.
Malaysia is represented by 32 athletes competing in 10 events in Rio, where more than 200 nations are participating.