Naza Corporation Holdings chairman and chief executive officer, SM Nasarudin SM Nasimuddin announced today that they will reward Malaysian athletes who win gold at the Rio Paralympics 2016 with a unit of residential suite at Trion 888, Equine Park and an All-New Kia Sportage each.
“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,” said SM Nasarudin who made the statement from Rio, Brazil today.
SM Nasarudin is also in his first year helming the Paralympics Council of Malaysia as its president. With these achievements at Rio, he said that 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!”
As of now, Mohd Ridzuan Mohd Puzi and Ziyad Zolkefli won the nation’s first ever gold medal at the Paralympics in the men’s T36 100m dash while Ziyad took another home by winning the men’s F20 shot putt event with a new world record effort.
Ridzuan’s time of 12.07 broke the Paralympic record of 12.25 held by Ukraine’s Roman Pavlyk since the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing. Ziyad hurled a distance of 16.84m to break the world record of 16.59 held by Australian Todd Hodgetts since 2007 and improve on the bronze he won at the previous Paralympics in London four years ago.