Paralympics: Singapore sailors pull out of race due to Yap Qian Yin's illness

Singapore sailors Jovin Tan and Yap Qian Yin had withdrawn from the two-person keelboat (SKUD 18) sailing event at the Rio Paralympic Games on Thursday (Sept 15, Brazil time).
Singapore sailors Jovin Tan and Yap Qian Yin had withdrawn from the two-person keelboat (SKUD 18) sailing event at the Rio Paralympic Games on Thursday (Sept 15, Brazil time).ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

SINGAPORE - Singapore sailors Jovin Tan and Yap Qian Yin withdrew from the two-person keelboat (SKUD 18) sailing event at the Rio Paralympic Games on Thursday (Sept 15, Brazil time).

Singapore chef de mission Ho Cheng Kwee had decided to withdraw the pair from the competition, as Yap, 26, had been ill the day before, said a statement from the Singapore National Paralympic Council.

The SNPC added: "While (Yap) is currently stable and recovering, the doctors advised against her participation in the event on Sept 15.

"The health and well being of our athletes take priority."

Of the 11 races in the SKUD 18 event, Yap and Tan had completed six. They were ranked ninth out of 11 pairs after six races. They missed races 7 and 8 on Thursday.

Three more races will take place to determine the winner of the event, with the final race set to be held on Sunday (Sept 18, Brazil time).