Petaling Jaya, August 17, 2016 – The Malaysian national badminton doubles pair of Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong were unfancied going into the greatest sporting event of the world, but are now in the finals. They have done the nation proud by being assured of bagging silver, at the very least, but all Malaysians are rooting for them to go for gold!
Mobile Virtual Network Operator, XOX Mobile (XOX) has announced that they will be rewarding Goh V Shem & Tan Wee Kiong with total of RM100,000, should they strike another gold for the nation! This is in addition to the total RM100,000 that the mixed doubles pair of Chan Peng Soon & Goh Liu Ying will receive should they win gold, tonight.
The brand is inviting all Malaysians to tune in to the finals and support the national men’s double shuttlers in their quest for glory, and a place in the history books. The finals will be on at 10:50 pm Malaysian time, and can be viewed on participating broadcasters.
The Malaysian men’s double badminton pair, ranked 12th in the world, have been on a winning streak, beating the world number 1 ranked Korean pair of Lee Yong-dae and Yoo Yeon-seong in the quarter-finals, and world number 5 pair of Chai Biao and Hong Wei from China in the semi-finals. They will be meeting the world number 4 pair of Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan from China, in the finals.
According to XOX Bhd, Group Managing Director, Datuk Eddie Chai, “We will be rewarding all the Malaysian medallists including cycling and diving aces, once they return. In the meantime, XOX wants our athletes to bring home more gold. V Shem and Wee Kiong, need our support, and let’s give it to them. On behalf of XOX Bhd, we will be giving the pair RM100,000 should they strike gold for the nation. We will be there for them.”