Asean Para Games: Theresa Goh wins 5th gold, Singapore equals best-ever gold haul

Theresa Goh wins the gold medal in the 8th Asean Para Games Women's 50m Freestyle S5 (S2-S5) Timed Finals.
Theresa Goh wins the gold medal in the 8th Asean Para Games Women's 50m Freestyle S5 (S2-S5) Timed Finals. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Yip Pin Xiu, swimming the backstroke, wins the silver medal in the 8th Asean Para Games Women's 50m Freestyle S5 (S2-S5) Timed Finals.
Yip Pin Xiu, swimming the backstroke, wins the silver medal in the 8th Asean Para Games Women's 50m Freestyle S5 (S2-S5) Timed Finals. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - Theresa Goh, Singapore's most bemedalled athlete at the Asean Para Games, delivered the Republic's 16th gold of the ongoing edition at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.

In 49.41sec, the 28-year-old swimmer won the women's 50m freestyle S5 (S2-S5) final. In doing so, she helped the host nation equal its best-ever APG gold-medal haul of 16 golds, achieved at the inaugural Games in 2001.

It is also the Paralympian's 27th gold across eight editions, and her fifth gold in as many event this year.

Team-mate Yip Pin Xiu was second in 1min 1.23sec, ahead of Vietnam's Nguyen Thi Den (1:03.45).