Greysia Polii not only received a gold medal bonus at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics when attending the welcoming ceremony for the Indonesian team by President Joko Widodo at the Bogor Presidential Palace, Friday (13/8/2021).
On the other hand, the partner of Apriyani Rahayu also received another ‘sustenance’ because his shoe products were promoted directly by President Jokowi after the event.
Through uploading photos on Instagram, President Jokowi shared that he had just bought a sneaker model with the FINE COUNSEL brand which is a domestic shoe product made by Greysia Polii.
“And what’s special is that these shoes are made in the country whose business owners you know all about: Greysia Polii,” President Jokowi wrote in a photo caption, Friday (13/8/2021).
“Yes, this gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics seems to have secretly prepared his future plans after he no longer swings rackets. He already has a shoe and clothing business that is produced in Malang.”
President Jokowi’s post that indirectly promoted Greysia Polii’s shoe business was swarmed by netizens. Many of them were envious of the athlete’s efforts to get endorsements from the number one person in Indonesia.
“The marketing is great, endorsed by the President directly,” wrote the @hensprima account in the comments column.
“President endorsed, cool,” wrote the account @special_hen.
“Anjay is endorsed by the President,” wrote @dintaar_.
“I really want to be endorsed by Mr. President,” said @regi.lee.
“Hopefully the achievements that you have achieved today can be an inspiration, role model, encouragement and motivation for all of our athletes and society. To continue to work hard, excel, and give the best for the nation and country,” said Jokowi.
Indonesia, which passed 28 athletes to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, managed to collect five medals at the world’s biggest sporting event, with details of one gold, one silver and three bronze medals.
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The gold medal was won by the women’s doubles pair Greysia Polii / Apriyani Rahayu. While the silver medal was won by the male lifter Eko Yuli Irawan (61kg class).
Meanwhile, three bronze medals were presented by the men’s singles badminton player Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, women’s lifter Windy Cantika Aisah (49kg), and men’s lifter Rahmat Erwin Abdullah (73kg).