Swimmer Yip Pin Xiu wins Singapore’s second gold at the 2020 Paralympics

The 29-year-old successfully defended her title in the S2 50m Backstroke event.

Nigel Chin

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Published: 2 September 2021, 6:23 PM

National swimmer Yip Pin Xiu has won Singapore’s second gold medal at the Paralympics after winning the Women’s S2 50m Backstroke event on Thursday (Sep 2).

Pin Xiu, who clinched the nation’s first gold at the Games at the S2 100m Backstroke last week, clocked a timing of 1:02:04. 

The 29-year-old also set the season-best timing, enroute to defending the event she won previously at the 2016 Paralympics. She also repeats her feats of winning two gold medals at a Paralympics. 

Earlier on Thursday, she clocked a timing of 1:02:04 to finish quickest among nine swimmers in the S2 50m Backstroke heats.

Pin Xiu, who has muscular dystrophy, was crowned Sportswoman of the Year at the Singapore Disability Sports Awards last month. 

Catch up with Team Singapore’s results at the 2020 Paralympic Games here

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