House, car and cash for Goh and Tan

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 21 Aug 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: Olympic silver medallist pair Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong will each be receiving a serviced residence in KL North from their sponsors JL99 Group.

The group announced on its Facebook page that it would present two units of LakePark Residence worth more than RM1mil to the pair, ranked world No. 12, as a token of appreciation and encouragement.

“JL99 Group would like to congratulate Tan Wee Kiong and Goh V Shem for winning the silver medal in badminton men’s doubles in the Rio Olympics 2016.

“Congratulations! We are proud of you! Malaysia Boleh!” the post, quoting its chairman Datuk Seri Jeff Lee, said.

JL99 Group has been supporting and sponsoring Goh and Tan since last year.

Apart from the houses, the country’s top men’s doubles pair is set to receive RM300,000 shared equally and a RM3,000 lifelong pension under the National Sports Council’s incentive scheme.

The two will also soon be behind the wheels of a Proton Suprima S 1.6L Turbo Premium, courtesy of DRB-Hicom.

Goh and Tan fought tooth and nail in the final match against top Chinese pair and world No. 4 Fu Haifeng-Zhang Nan before bowing out 21-16, 11-21 and 21-23.

The 27-year-old shuttlers had earlier upset world No.1 Lee Yong Dae-Yoo Yeon Seong of South Korea in the quarter-finals and defeated fifth seed Chai Biao-Hong Wei of China in the semi-finals.

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