Friday, August 19, 2016

PROTON CARS TO BE GIVEN AS REWARD FOR MALAYSIAN 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES MEDAL WINNERS


The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with thousands of athletes from more than 200 countries participating at a time. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart. Now if anyone wins a medal any event in the Olympics, it is a big deal. A very big deal and DRB-HICOM and its automotive subsidiary, PROTON has decided to present their cars as appreciation to medal winners at this year's Summer Olympics currently held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Whilst the Olympics are a sporting event, the origins of the global competition was rooted in ancient times. Competition was among representatives of several city-states and kingdoms of Ancient Greece. These Games featured mainly athletic but also combat sports such as wrestling and the pankration, horse and chariot racing events. It has been widely written that during the Games, all conflicts among the participating city-states were postponed until the Games were finished. This cessation of hostilities was known as the Olympic peace or truce. In short, the participants are competing as representatives of their respective countries, and a means to find out (in some ways) which nation is the victor of a certain field of expertise. So being an Olympian is a big deal and quite deserving if any athlete wins any medal, whether the first placed Gold, second place Silver or even third placed Bronze medal. A battle against other nations.
Proton Perdana 2.0L

Both DRB-HICOM and PROTON are pleased to present a PERDANA 2.0L for the Gold medallist, a SUPRIMA S 1.6L Turbo Premium for the Silver medallist and IRIZ 1.6L Premium for the Bronze medallist. This is a very good thing to do. The cars will be presented to the medal winners after the Rio 2016 Olympics, upon their return from the Games.


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PRESS RELEASE
PROTON CARS FOR RIO 2016 MEDALLISTS

SUBANG JAYA, 19 August 2016 – DRB-HICOM Berhad (“DRB-HICOM”) in collaboration with PROTON Holdings Bhd (“PROTON”) will present Proton cars as appreciation to medal winners at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil which is still ongoing until 21 August 2016.

In appreciation of their hard work, dedication and commitment as well as to celebrate their achievements, DRB-HICOM and PROTON are pleased to present a PERDANA 2.0L for the Gold medallist, a SUPRIMA S 1.6L Turbo Premium for the Silver medallist and IRIZ 1.6L Premium for the Bronze medallist.

The cars will be presented to the medal winners after the Rio 2016 Olympics, upon their return from the Games.

“As a national car manufacturer, we are extremely proud of our athletes competing at the Rio 2016 Olympics and to celebrate their achievements for Malaysia, we wish to present the winners our Proton cars – PERDANA, SUPRIMA S and IRIZ for the gold, silver and bronze respectively.  As DRB-HICOM and PROTON had always carried the Malaysian flag in all that we do, this gesture is in line with our pride towards Jalur Gemilang,” said Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal Albar, Group Managing Director of DRB-HICOM and Chairman of PROTON.

Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal also added that “we hope that this will provide further encouragement to our athletes to strive harder to make our beloved Malaysia proud especially at the highest level such as the Olympics.”

DRB-HICOM and PROTON would like to congratulate all the medal winners who have contributed to the nation’s pride and we believe that they will be able to achieve more in the future. 

Malaysia is one of the 207 nations participating at the current Rio 2016 Olympics and the nation has 32 competitors competing in 10 sporting events. To-date, our nation’s athletes have contributed 3 medals comprising of 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal. Rio 2016 marks Malaysia’s 15th appearance at the Olympics which started in 1956.


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