Yip wins silver at International Paralympic Committee World Swimming C'ships

Paralympic swimmer Yip Pin Xiu won a silver in the women's 50m backstroke (S3 category) at the International Paralympic Committee World Swimming Championships in Montreal early Friday morning -- ST FILE PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN
Paralympic swimmer Yip Pin Xiu won a silver in the women's 50m backstroke (S3 category) at the International Paralympic Committee World Swimming Championships in Montreal early Friday morning -- ST FILE PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN

Paralympic swimmer Yip Pin Xiu won a silver in the women's 50m backstroke (S3 category) at the International Paralympic Committee World Swimming Championships in Montreal early Friday morning.

It was the Republic's first medal at the event.

The 21-year-old clocked 1min 0.8sec to finish behind Olga Sviderska of Ukraine, who came home in 57.97 seconds.

Zulfiya Gabidullina of Kazakhstan was third with 1:11.53.

Yip, a Paralympic gold medallist, is the world record holder of this event (56.62). She is scheduled to take part in the women's 100m freestyle later on Friday.

Theresa Goh is Singapore's other representative at the championships.