Bonnie and Yee Khie get monetary rewards from state govt

KUCHING: Two Sarawak Paralympians who won medals at the Tokyo Games have been rewarded by the state government.

Bonnie Bunyau Gustin, who broke the Paralympic record en route to winning gold in the men’s 72kg powerlifting event, received RM500,000 while Jong Yee Khie, who won silver in the 107kg category, received RM300,000.

The Sarawak Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah presented the cash incentives to the duo yesterday.

Abdul Karim said the incentive was the state’s way of showing its appreciation for their struggles and achievements.

He also hoped that the duo would continue to make Malaysia and Sarawak proud, especially in the coming World Powerlifting Championships in Georgia, Russia on Nov 27. — Bernama

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