Monday, March 30, 2009

Singapore Paralympian breaks her own world record

From The Straits Times in Singapore:

She may have taken a six-month hiatus from competitive swimming but Singapore's first Paralympics medallist Yip Pin Xiu (pictured) is back with a bang.

The 17-year-old, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, won three golds at the March 28 (Disabled) National Swimming Championships and underlined her class by bettering the world mark for the 50-metre backstroke in the S3 category.

She touched home in 57.46 seconds for her pet event, shaving more than a second off her own record of 58.75sec, set in her last competitive appearance at the Beijing Paralympics last September.