The 2016 Rio Olympics proved to be Malaysia’s best performance at the world’s greatest sporting event with a total medal haul of four silver, and one bronze from eight exceptional Malaysian sporting heroes.
In conjunction with the return of these #WiraMalaysia, XOX Mobile is proud to present them with cash rewards totaling RM315,000 for athletes, and separate cash rewards for their coaches.
The brand had pledged to reward the Malaysian badminton men’s singles, mixed doubles and men’s doubles, and has since included the diving and cycling heroes to the roster.
It is the only brand that consistently rewards coaches of exceptional athletes, understanding that sporting success is a team effort.
The Malaysian sporting heroes were led by Dato’ Lee Chong Wei, three-time Olympic silver medalist in the men’s badminton singles, and the badminton world number 1. 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 will be rewarding him with RM60,000 in cash for his silver, and an additional RM50,000 for doing the brand proud as its brand ambassador, for a total of 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 & Tan Wee Kiong, women’s synchronized 10m platform diving team of Cheong Jun Hoong and Pandalela Rinong all of whom struck silver 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.
“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.”
The atmosphere was electric as hardened professionals and guests turned into fanboys and fangirls at the prospect of meeting their sporting heroes in person, with requests for selfies and occasional happy tears flowing.
“It is amazing what Malaysians can do, and XOX Mobile is delighted to be able to thank our #WiraMalaysia in person, and with a token of our heartfelt awe and appreciation. While we enjoy this celebration, they have more to do as we host the SEA Games next year. So let’s keep them motivated!” he added.