Yip Pin Xiu wins 2 Paralympic gold medals at Rio
Once again, national swimmer Yip Pin Xiu has created a big splash at Rio 2016 by becoming the first Singaporean to win two Paralympic gold medals at the same Games.
Earlier this morning (Friday, Singapore time), the 24-year-old beat six other athletes to triumph in the women's 50m backstroke - S2 final in 1:00.33.
She edged out China's Feng Yazhu, who took silver in 1:02.66. Ukraine's Iryna Sotska won bronze in 1:17.22.
The double gold caps a perfect campaign for Yip, who has boosted her reputation as Singapore's greatest Paralympian with three gold medals to her name.
On Saturday, Yip had won her first gold medal at Rio 2016 when she broke the world record in the 100m backstroke S2 event with a time of 2:07.09.
She also set a new world record for the 50m backstroke with her split timing of 59.38 in the same race.
Yip, who has muscular dystrophy, claimed Singapore's first Paralympics gold at Beijing 2008 in her maiden outing when she won the 50m backstroke in the S3 category. She had also taken the silver in the 50m freestyle in the same category.
At the 2012 London Games, she missed out on a medal when she was fourth in the 50 and 100 metres freestyle.