Malaysians are justifiably proud of our athletes in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Eight of our exceptional athletes returned home as heroes, with a total medal haul of four silver and one bronze medals.
In conjunction with the return of these #WiraMalaysia, XOX Mobile rewarded them with RM 315,000 in cash rewards. They also gave their hardworking coaches separate cash rewards to reward them for their great work that is often forgotten.
Check out the video we recorded during that event. We are all so proud of our #WiraMalaysia!
The #WiraMalaysia were led by Dato’ Lee Chong Wei, the three-time Olympic silver medalist in the men’s badminton singles, and the world’s no. 1 badminton player. He is also XOX Mobile’s brand ambassador and among Malaysia’s most respected and well-loved sportsperson.
In recognition of his historic achievement, XOX Mobile rewarded him with RM60,000 in cash for his silver, and an additional RM50,000 for doing the brand proud as its brand ambassador. In total, Dato’ Lee Chong Wei received RM110,000 in cash rewards.
The badminton mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu-Ying, badminton men’s doubles pair of Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong, women’s synchronized 10m platform diving team of Cheong Jun Hoong and Pandelela Rinong all struck silver. They were joined by the PocketRocketMan, Azizulhasni Awang who achieved bronze in the men’s keirin cycling event.
The silver medalist pairs received a total of RM60,000 per pair, while bronze medalist Azizulhasni Awang, received RM25,000.
Why XOX Mobile Rewarded Them
“As a Malaysian company, XOX Mobile shares in the nation’s pride in the achievement of these magnificent sporting heroes. This medal haul is historic, and paves the way for even more Malaysians to dedicate themselves to achieving sporting glory for the country. We are overjoyed to share in their success. Congratulations to these #WiraMalaysia, true Malaysian heroes!”
“All their performances were exceptional and showed the strength, determination, and sacrifice that was needed to succeed at this level. As we watched them, we were all united in our desire for them to do their very best for the country, and they did us proud! They will go down in history as Malaysian legends,” said XOX Berhad Chairman, Dato’ Seri Abdul Azim bin Mohd Zabidi.
“Their coaches played an integral part in shaping their success, and are as deserving of rewards. This is something that XOX Mobile recognizes. Success is a team effort. We will be rewarding these coaches separately, as we have stated in the past.”