Source : Sport SG.

Singapore politicians and organisations praise Yip’s gold medal

Yip Pin Xiu, 24-year-old Singapore para-swimmer,  won a gold medal in the 100m backstroke S2 event with a new world record in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Saturday (10 September). Making it the second gold medal won in Rio de Janeiro after Joseph Schooling’s medal in the Olympics.

Yip also broke the world record by finishing the race in just 2min 7.09sec, beating China’s Feng Yazhu (2min 18.65sec) and Ukraine’s Iryna Sotska (2min 21.98sec).

This is her second medal gold for Singapore since Yip had also won Singapore’s first Paralympic medal eight years ago when she won the (S3) 50m Backstroke. She also won silver in the (S3) 50m Freestyle that year.

This is the second time Majulah Singapura was heard at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio in less than a month.

Here are what politicians have said towards her winning on Facebook:

Tony Tan

Lee Hsien Loong

Teo Chee Hean

Gan Kim Yong

Grace Fu

Chan Chun Sing

Tan Chuan-Jin

Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY)

Singapore National Paralympics Council

People’s Action Party

Kian Peng Seah

Tin Pei Ling

Baey Yam Keng