Aiming to be even better

The pandemic posed all sorts of challenges in the lead up to last year's Paralympics, but that did not stop Singapore's swimmers from getting breakthroughs in Tokyo. At the Tokyo Games, SMU alumna Yip Pin Xiu retained her women's 50m and 100m S2 butterfly titles. Her feats saw her named Sportswoman of the Year at the Singapore Disability Sports Awards yesterday. This was Pin Xiu's third Sportswoman of the Year accolade after winning in 2019 and last year. Pin Xiu said, “It is a recognition of the consistent effort of my team and myself. I’m grateful for the support of the entire ecosystem behind me and hopefully in the next couple of years, I will also be getting faster times and better results on the way to Paris.”

The Straits Times