First Gold Medal At The Paralympics

First Gold Medal At The Paralympics

16-year-old Yip Pin Xiu, who has muscular dystrophy, became the first Singapore athlete to win a gold at the Beijing Paralympic Games in Sep 2008 when she came in first in the 50m backstroke (S3). Her 58.75 sec time is 7.32 sec ahead of the silver medalist. Earlier in the heats, she set a new world record of 57.92 sec for the event. Yip also won a silver medal in women’s 50m freestyle, another first in Singapore’s history.

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