Second Gold for Pin Xiu, Sophie Soon lands 4th, Wei Soong sets new record: Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Swimmers continue to fly Singapore flag high at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Image credit: Singapore National Paralympic Council, Sport Singapore


2 September 2021, Tokyo - Swimmer Yip Pin Xiu has landed her second gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games today. In so doing, she retains her S2 50m backstroke title which she won at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.


Yip clocked a time of 1min 2.04sec at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, to finish ahead of Japan's Miyuki Yamada who came in at 1:06.98, while Feng Yazhu took bronze with a time of 1:11.55.


It is Yip's second gold medal at the Tokyo Games and her Fifth Paralympics Gold medal overall.

Image credit: Singapore National Paralympic Council, Sport Singapore


Earlier today, Yip Pin Xiu's teammate Sophie Soon had come in fourth for her 100m Breaststroke SB12 finals, clocking a time of 1:29:52. Soon narrowly misses out on a medal, in what has been an impressive showing on her maiden Paralympic Games experience.


Despite not achieving a personal best or season's best, she shared with Channel News Asia that she was happy with her performance.


New National Record for Wei Soong


Earlier on Tuesday, Toh Wei Soong had set a new national record in the Men's 50M Freestyle S7 Finals when he touched the wall with a time of of 28.65 sec to finish 7th out of 8 competitors

Toh next competes in the Men's 50m Butterfly-S7 heats tomorrow at 8.50am Singapore time.


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