S'pore swimmer wins silver
Yip Pin Xiu beat 13 other competitors with a timing of 57.43 seconds in the 50m women's freestyle at the Beijing Paralympics. -ST, AsiaOne
Sat, Sep 13, 2008
BEIJING - SINGAPORE paralympic swimmer Yip Pin Xiu won the silver medal in the finals of the 50m women's freestyle with a timing of 57.43 seconds at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.
She lost out by just 0.38 seconds, to Mexico's Patricia Valle, who won the gold, with 57.05 seconds.
Earlier on Saturday, Yip had come in first during the heats of the 50m women's freestyle, setting a new world paralympic record, with a timing of 57.04 seconds.
Singapore already has two bronze medals in the Paralympics. They were won by Laurentia Tan in the equestrian events.
More about swimmer Yip Pin Xiu
According to the Singapore Disability Sports Council's website, Yip Pin Xiu suffers from muscular dystrophy.
This condition causes her muscles t to degenerate over the years.
Because of her condition, young Pin Xiu had to rely on walking aids such as braces, and later, wheelchairs to help her get around.
Saturday, September 13
Yip Pin Xiu wins a silver 50m swimming event
After what Laurentia Tan did in Equestrian getting 2 bronze medals at the Beijing 2008 Paralympics... and now Yip Pin Xiu winning a silver 50m swimming event....wow!