We are proud of Singapore Team's stunning performance whose magnificent achievements at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games on 6-17 September 2008, have shown that determination and fighting spirit can achieve anything! Thanks Laurentia TAN and YIP Pin Xiu for bringing home the medals!On 9 Sept 2008 Laurentia Tan won the bronze medal for the Equestrian Individual Championship Test Grade 1A, the first medal in history that Singapore has won at the Paralympics. She subsequently won another bronze medal for the Individual Freestyle Test Grade 1A on 11 Sept 2008 with a score of 70.167%. She did this event to music although Laurentia suffers from profound deafness.
In the women’s 50-metre backstroke (S3) event, swimmer Yip Pin Xiu has eventually won the first ever paralympic gold medal for Singapore. Earlier in the competition, she clinched the silver medal in the 50m women's freestyle. Clocking 57.43 seconds, she was edged out by Mexico's Patricia Valle who won the gold in a time of 57.05 seconds. But in the heats, the Singaporean, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, had set a new world and paralympic record with a time of 57.04 seconds.