|Singapore para swimmer Yip Pin Xiu Yip (centre) with her gold medal at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships in London, with silver medallist Aly van Wyck-Smart of Canada (left) and bronze medallist Angela Procida of Italy. Source: yahoo.news|
Singapore national para swimmer Yip Pin Xiu became a world champion for the second time in her career, after she clinched the gold medal in the women’s 100m backstroke (S2) race at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships in London on Wednesday (11 September).
The 27-year-old – who is the world record-holder in the event – clocked 2min 18.61sec to win her race by more than 20 seconds over silver medallist Aly van Wyck-Smart of Canada, who clocked 2:39.27. Italy’s Angela Procida won the bronze medal in 2:42.71.
“I’ve been swimming for 15 years now, but victory is special to me and recognition for all the hard training I do. The journey is important to me and I’m happy to be at this point now.”