Yip Yip hooray as Pin Xiu claims 2nd gold

SMU alumna and defending champion of the S2 50m backstroke event Yip Pin Xiu claimed her second gold at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre and fifth Paralympic gold overall. With the victory, Pin Xiu retained the two titles she clinched at Rio 2016, having also won the S2 100m backstroke last week. She also holds the world record in both events, which she set in Rio. Tokyo 2020 is over for her, but she said, “After this, it is back to the drawing board and I’m thinking how to be even better, even faster, for Paris.” But before the next campaign, Pin Xiu has other plans, and that includes setting up a swim school for able-bodied and disabled kids.

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