Swimming: Singapore’s Yip Pin Xiu wins gold in women’s 100m backstroke S2 at Tokyo Paralympics
SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Yip Pin Xiu won gold in the women’s 100m backstroke S2 final at the Tokyo Paralympics on Wednesday (Aug 25).
The double world champion finished in a time of 2:16.61 at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.
Yip also won gold in this event at the Rio Paralympics in 2016.
Earlier on Wednesday morning, Yip finished first in her heat with a time of 2:14.46.
She was crowned Singapore’s Sportswoman of the Year at the Singapore Disability Sports Awards in August.
Team Singapore is fielding 10 athletes across six sports for the Tokyo Paralympics, equalling the number of sports Singapore participated in at the last edition of the Games.
Four of these athletes are participating for the first time.
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