: Malaysian athletes who win gold at the Rio Paralympics 2016 will be rewarded with a new Kia Sportage, Naza Corporation Holdings chairman and chief executive officer, SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin said.
“I am very proud of our Malaysian Paralympians who will be bringing their gold medals home. Being a homegrown company, Naza will be rewarding our homegrown Malaysian athletes who win gold at the Rio Paralympics 2016 with an All-New Kia Sportage each," SM Nasarudin said in a statement today.
Malaysia has created history by winning two gold medals at the Rio Paralympics in Brazil, and etching one of the victories by setting a new world record. READ: Malaysia creates history, wins two golds
The first gold medal was won by Mohamad Ridzuan Mohamad Puzi Sunday (Saturday in Rio de Janeiro) in the 100m T36 (celebral palsy) event and the second by Muhammad Ziyad Zolkefli with a new world record in the Men's Shot Put F20 (intellectual disability) event, also on Sunday.
Malaysia has won medals previously at the paralympics, but only silver and bronze.
SM Nasarudin who is also in his first year helming the Paralympics Council of Malaysia as its president, said the gold medalists had not only inspired other athletes but all Malaysians.
"Our Malaysian paralympians have showed their mettle despite their odds. This is how we show that Malaysia Boleh!” he said.