When Joseph Schooling won a historic Olympic gold earlier last month, he was quickly inundated with offers of rewards from various companies.
One of those was Grab, the ride-hailing platform, which offered Schooling and his family free rides for a year.
But the 21-year-old has decided to instead gift those rides to two people, with one of them being local para-swimmer Benson Tan (pictured above). The other beneficiary is Ismail Akbar Abdullah, a 62-year-old blind masseur.
Tan, who was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at the age of five, is an accomplished swimmer who has won 11 ASEAN Para Games medals, seven of them gold, as well as a gold from the 2011 Special Olympics.
The 25-year-old trains up to 10 times a week. Tan will get $7,300 worth of free Grab rides, which consist of two rides per day over six months. The rides will help with Tan's commute from his Pasir Ris home to his training venue at Anglo-Chinese School (ACS) at Barker Road.
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