Asian Para Games: Swimmer Yip Pin Xiu and archer Syahidah Alim push the boundaries in bid for glory

Yip Pin Xiu taking a break from training at Farrer Park Swimming Complex. She finds joy in pushing past her boundaries.
Yip Pin Xiu taking a break from training at Farrer Park Swimming Complex. She finds joy in pushing past her boundaries.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

No let-up for swimmer Yip and archer Syahidah in training as they eye Asian Para Games glory

They have been there and done that. Swimmer Yip Pin Xiu has won multiple Paralympic gold medals and Syahidah Alim is Singapore's first archer to compete at the Paralympics, but both are still driven by the daily grind of training in their bid to scale another sporting summit.

The duo are part of a 44-strong contingent comprising athletes from 10 sports that the Republic is sending to the Oct 6-13 Asian Para Games in Jakarta.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 02, 2018, with the headline 'No pain, no gain for para duo'. Print Edition | Subscribe