PUTRAJAYA, Aug 12 2012 (Bernama) -- National shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei Sunday received RM500,000 as reward for his silver medal win in the 2012 London Olympics.
The reward was presented by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak in a ceremony at the Seri Perdana here which was also attended by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
The reward comprised RM300,000 from the National Sports Council's Incentive Scheme and RM200,000 from the Malaysian government in the form of Amanah Saham Wawasan.
Apart from that, Chong Wei also received a watch presented by Rosmah who is also the Badminton Association of Malaysia's (BAM) patron.
In a short speech, the Prime Minister congratulated Chong Wei on his success in delivering a silver medal and was confident it would strengthen his resolve to achieve further success in the 2016 Brazil Olympics.