Para-swimmer Yip Pin Xiu named ST Athlete Of The Year 2015

  • 5 Aug 2016

Yip Pin Xiu is determined and believes in embracing opportunity. The 23-year-old para-swimmer, who suffers from muscular dystrophy was named The Straits Times Athlete Of The Year 2015, edging out other top athletes: Swimmer Joseph Schooling, sprinter Shanti Pereira, bowler Shayna Ng and para-footballer Khairul Anwar. Yip broke the world record in the S2 50m backstroke event to clinch the gold at the Asean Para Games last year.