(Photo Credit: Team Singapore Instagram)
On Monday, 8 Oct, national paralympic swimmer and our very own MindChamps ambassador, Yip Pin Xiu, bagged home a gold medal in the women’s 50m backstroke S4 (1-4) at the 2018 Asian Para Games.
Pin Xiu finished the race in 1 minute 2.09 seconds, ahead of Kazakhstan’s Gabidullina Zulfiya who came in second at 1 minute 17.72 seconds and China’s Feng Yazhu who took third place at 1 minute 22.33 seconds.
When asked about her win by ChannelNews Asia, Pin Xiu said the win came as a surprise to her but that she was happy with the time she clocked in. This is also the first time that Pin Xiu won a medal in the Asian Para Games since the first edition of the Games in Guangzhou, China in 2010.
Here, she shares with us the journey she went through in preparing for the Games:
Training for the Asian Para Games was tough, especially during our final training camp. The volume and intensity of training was higher and it was physically and mentally challenging. However i knew that i had to press on and give my 100% – trusting the process.
Leading with the Champion Mindset
It is truly inspiring to witness and celebrate the victories that Pin Xiu has achieved over the years, despite her deteriorating physical condition. Although afflicted with muscular dystrophy, she overcame her physical challenges and achieved success by adopting the Champion Mindset to be the best that she can be.
On behalf of all of us here at MindChamps, we would like to congratulate Pin Xiu for her latest achievement and for always inspiring us with the qualities of a true champion!