Nissan has promised a gold LEAF for all Team GB and ParalympicsGB’s gold medal winners in Rio.
Britain’s most successful Olympian and Nissan ambassador, Sir Chris Hoy, was present to give the athletes some extra motivation to go for gold, unveiling the first gold Nissan LEAF at the Lee Valley Velopark - the setting for some of his own gold medal-winning moments.
Nissan ambassadors, including the likes of heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson, gymnast Max Whitlock and multi-gold medal winners David Weir CBE and Richard Whitehead MBE will have the chance to drive away from Rio 2016 in their own 100% electric gold LEAF.
“It’s always exciting and nostalgic to come back to the Velopark, after winning my fifth and sixth gold medals here,” said Hoy. “For all of the Nissan athletes going to Rio, the 2016 Games will be a moment in their careers that they will never forget, whether they win a medal or not. But let’s hope they can do it – compete at their best and come home with gold. It would be fantastic to hand over one of these special gold Nissan LEAFs on their return.”
Chris Marsh, Nissan Motor GB Marketing Director added: “Giving our gold medal-winning Nissan athletes a gold Nissan LEAF is our way of celebrating their incredible successes. Nissan is fully behind all of the GB athletes heading to Rio but will of course be keeping a close eye out for those we have individually supported over the course of the Games’ cycle on their road to Rio 2016.”
Nissan athletes, who successfully step up to the top of the podium in Brazil will receive their golden LEAF on return from Rio - and Nissan are keen to point out only one Nissan LEAF will be gifted per Nissan gold medal winner, regardless of the number of gold medals won!