Paralympian Yip Pin Xiu a role model to inspire young athletes

Paralympic swimmer Yip Pin Xiu.
Paralympic swimmer Yip Pin Xiu. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

I congratulate Yip Pin Xiu on her triumph at the Paralympics, as it is truly a moment of pride for all Singaporeans ("Yip nets Rio gold with a world record"; Sept 11).

I have many schoolmates who are very passionate about the sports they are playing in school.

It is very heartening to see how our young sporting talents such as Yip are supported in Singapore's education landscape.

Yip will definitely be a role model to our young athletes, and her victory shows that sports should start to play a bigger role in Singapore's list of priorities.

With the Government supporting our young sporting talents, sports will truly flourish and benefit Singapore by helping to build a stronger, more united national identity.

Dun Yawen