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Cash rewards for S'pore athletes: What more can be done to reduce the disparity?

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

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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