Sophie Soon clinches her first Para Swimming World Championship medal at Madeira

The Singapore swimmer won the silver medal in the 100m Breaststroke SB12 event and set a new Asian record.

Muhd Zahin Ilmi

Sports enthusiast and expert overthinker.

Published: 16 June 2022, 11:25 AM

Singapore national paralympic swimmer Sophie Soon won the Silver medal in the Women’s 100m SB12 Breaststroke event at the Para Swimming World Championships on Wednesday (Jun 15).

This marks Sophie’s first ever medal at the prestigious world championships held in Madeira, Portugal. It is also the second medal Singapore has won in this year’s competition, following Yip Pin Xiu’s gold medal on Tuesday (Jun 14).

Sophie also set a new Asian record of 1:25.89, surpassing her previous timing of 1:29.52 which she achieved in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

Colin Soo, Sophie’s brother and fellow national paralympic swimmer, also competed in the men’s edition of the 100m SB12 Breaststroke event on Jun 15 and came in fourth place out of five with a timing of 1:14.08.

Singapore will continue its campaign in the Madeira 2022 Para Swimming World Championships, with Yip Pin Xiu set to compete next in the Women’s 50m Freestyle S3 on Thursday (Jun 16) and the Women’s 50m Backstroke S1-2 on Friday (Jun 18).

Colin will also make an appearance once more on Jun 18, where he will compete alongside Wong Zhi Wei in the Men’s 400m Freestyle S12-13.

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