Para sports: Yip Pin Xiu hopes to be voice of sport as Nominated MP

Para-swimmer wants to help foster stronger sporting culture and active lifestyle in S'pore

Yip Pin Xiu. chef de mission for last year's Asian Youth Para Games in Dubai, with the contingent upon their return. She hopes to build on the work of previous sports Nominated MPs and also aims to make a difference in areas such as climate change.
Yip Pin Xiu. chef de mission for last year's Asian Youth Para Games in Dubai, with the contingent upon their return. She hopes to build on the work of previous sports Nominated MPs and also aims to make a difference in areas such as climate change.ST FILE PHOTO

Yip Pin Xiu will be the youngest Nominated MP (NMP) in Parliament at age 26, but this will not stop her from striving to make a difference during her 21/2-year term.

The three-gold Paralympic swimming champion told The Straits Times on Friday of her desire for a more vibrant local sporting culture, and more consideration for the environment.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 23, 2018, with the headline 'Yip hopes to be voice of sport'. Subscribe