Yip gets $800k for golds; reward doubled as DBS joins as sponsor

SMU alumna and national para-swimmer Yip Pin Xiu yesterday received two cheques amounting to $800,000 as reward for the two gold medals she won at this year's Tokyo Paralympic Games, double what she previously would have collected through the Singapore National Paralympic Council's Athletes Achievement Awards (AAA) scheme. The additional financial boost is due to DBS Bank coming on board as an AAA sponsor and matching the $200,000 for a Paralympic gold medal put up by the AAA's primary backer, the Tote Board. Pin Xiu, who was among the 10 Tokyo 2020 para-athletes feted yesterday at the AAA & Appreciation Ceremony at One Farrer Hotel, said the past two weeks have been like a "cherry on top of the cake: and added that she was "very grateful". Earlier this month, she had also been named the inaugural recipient of the President's Award for Inspiring Achievement.

The Straits Times