Swimmer Yip Pin Xiu look all set to secure another gold medal for Singapore at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
In the 50m backstroke S2, she finishing first in a time of 1:03.61 at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre.
A current world record holder for the event, she enters the final to be held at 6pm on 2 September as the top qualifier.
She was about six seconds ahead of Japan’s Mikuyi Yamada.
It will be her fifth gold medal at the Paralympics if she comes in first, and will be in defence of her gold from the last Paralympics in Rio in 2016.
She had already secured a gold in the 100m backstroke S2 on 25 August.
Culture, Community and Youth Minister Edwin Tong said in a Facebook post that “it was a calm, measured performance, with something left in her tank” and that Yip was also “merrily blowing kisses to the crowd when she finished, once she saw the Singapore cheering contingent.”
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