Rio de Janeiro, Friday, September 16, 2016 — Yip Pin Xiu, 24, of Singapore, won her second gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics when she touched home first in a time of 1 minute 0.33 seconds in the 50m backstroke S2 final.
Feng Yazhu of China won silver in 1:02.66 while Iryna Sotska of Ukraine secured the bronze in 1:17.22.
Pin Xiu is the first Singaporean to win two gold medals at a single Paralympics.
Pin Xiu’s first gold had come in the 100m backstroke S2 final. She won that in a time of 2:07.09. In winning that gold, she had also set a new world record for the 50m backstroke with a 59.38 second split.
Pin Xiu has three Paralympic gold medals to her name. Her first gold came in her debut at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, where she touched home first in the 50m backstroke S3. She also won the 50m freestyle S3 silver.
At the 2012 London Paralympics, she was fourth in the 50m and 100m freestyle finals.
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