16 Sep '16, 2am

‘Your resilience and tenacity are amazing’: President Tan to Yip Pin Xiu on her 2nd #gold https://t.co/EnJDjDN3fk

SINGAPORE: The nation’s leaders took to social media to congratulate para-swimmer Yip Pin Xiu on winning Singapore’s second gold medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Posting on Facebook after Yip won the S2 50m backstroke final, President Tony Tan Keng Yam congratulated her on being the first Singapore athlete to win multiple gold medals at the same Paralympic Games. “Pin Xiu, your resilience and tenacity are amazing,” he said. “Your hard work and dedication have paid off and you have done Singapore proud with your performance in Rio,” Dr Tan said. The 24-year-old Singaporean touched the wall in 1:00.33s, ahead of China’s Feng Yazhu and Ukraine’s Iryna Sotska, who won silver and bronze, respectively. He also wrote about how Yip’s sporting journey was “not easy”. “Born with muscular dystrophy, which degenerates her muscles over time, as well as a nerve condition which im...

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