Chat with Singapore's triple Paralympic champion Yip Pin Xiu

Chat live with Singapore's triple Paralympic champion Yip Pin Xiu this evening at 6.30pm as she answers questions via The Straits Times' Twitter account.
Chat live with Singapore's triple Paralympic champion Yip Pin Xiu this evening at 6.30pm as she answers questions via The Straits Times' Twitter account. PHOTO: ST FILE
Yip celebrating her 100m backstroke gold.
Yip celebrating her 100m backstroke gold. PHOTO: REUTERS
Yip Pin Xiu (left) and Theresa Goh celebrating their medals.
Yip Pin Xiu (left) and Theresa Goh celebrating their medals.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Besides holding two world records, Yip Pin Xiu is also known to her closer friends to be able to burp quite loudly.

She can also crack quite a few jokes - that is, if she can finish them without first breaking out in laughter herself.

If you would like Singapore's double gold medallist from the 2016 Paralympics to make you laugh, log on to Twitter on Sunday (Sept 18) evening.

The 24-year-old will take over The Straits Times' Twitter account (@STcom) or www.twitter.com/STcom from Rio where the Paralympics are ongoing, taking questions from readers in an exclusive live Q&A session.

From 6.30pm on Sunday, she will spend an hour answering questions that are tweeted to @STcom with the hashtag #STaskPX.

Yip became the first Singaporean to win two gold medals at a single Paralympics when she claimed her second title on Friday in the women's 50m backstroke S2.

 

She had also won the nation's first Paralympic gold in 2008 in Beijing.

The reigning Straits Times Athlete of the Year also triumphed in the 100m backstroke last week, setting two records (100m and 50m) in the process.

Yip also won a gold and a silver at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.

Her Twitter takeover follows a similar one that team-mate and Paralympic bronze medallist Theresa Goh did on Friday night. That session became one of the top trending topics in Singapore and had to be extended so that Goh could answer more questions.

You can follow the live Q&A session below: