Singapore Paralympian gets swimming gold and smashes her own world record
Singaporeans celebrated on Saturday, after 24-year-old swimmer Yip Pin Xiu took home a gold medal and broke the world record — also previously set by her — at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Yip won the women’s 100m backstroke S2 gold in a time of 2 minutes 7.09 seconds, smashing her own previously set world record timing of 2 minutes 8.09 seconds, which she set in a competition in Germany in 2008.
Yip Pin Xiu on the podium in Rio.Image: Friedemann Vogel/Getty ImagesSEE ALSO: The fiercest athletes break stereotypes at Rio Paralympics
Yip beat Feng Yazhu from China who won silver, and Ukraine’s Iryna Sotska who took bronze. Read more…More about Singapore, Swimming, Rio 2016, Paralympic Games, and World
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