Excel in sports despite the apparent obstacles. Check. Bring home Singapore’s first ever Paralympic medals. Check. Win the coveted Her World Young Woman Achiever award. Check. Those are just some of the increasing number of feathers in the caps of national athletes and icons Laurentia Tan and Yip Pin Xiu.
Born with muscular dystrophy which has weakened much of her body, Yip Pin Xiu is one of Singapore’s most-loved athletes. She put Paralympians in the limelight last year after her awesome achievements in the pool. Hers is an inspiring story of how hard work and determination do really make dreams come true.