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:
Lee Hsien Loong
Teo Chee Hean
Gan Kim Yong
Chan Chun Sing
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY)
Singapore National Paralympics Council
People’s Action Party
Kian Peng Seah
Tin Pei Ling
Baey Yam Keng