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Yip Pin Xiu celebrates after winning gold in the women's 100m backstroke swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, on Aug 25, 2021. PHOTO: SPORT SINGAPORE
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SINGAPORE - When it was announced on Tuesday (Oct 5) that Paralympian swimmer Yip Pin Xiu would be the inaugural recipient of a new President's Award for Inspiring Achievement, the House burst into applause.

From a child who was often bullied and stared at, to becoming a five-time gold medallist and former Nominated MP, Ms Yip has shown Singaporeans that nothing is impossible.

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