Picture this, a shrine, a Nintendo WII and origami-making. If you think that those three things have nothing in common, well you are not alone. It’s just that you have yet to experience Japan’s National Olympics Youth Memorial Centre.
Paralympic Gold medallist Yip Pin Xiu finished the 50m Freestyle of the S3 category with a timing of 00:58.62s but could not break the world record. Track and field athletes Choo Leng Hin and Fitri Bin Amran both clocked personal best timings of 01:12.69s and 00:56.04s in the 400m of the T37 and T20 categories respectively.
Paralympic Gold medallist Yip Pin Xiu rewrote the world record for the 50m backstroke in the S3 category with a timing of 00:56.62s while fellow swimmer Benson Tan clinched the silver medal in the men’s 100m breaststroke (SB14) with a timing of 01:23.51s.
Sprinter Choo Leng Hin won Singapore’s first ever medal at the Asian Youth Para Games and opened the account for Singapore in style as he won the gold medal in the 100m (B Division: age 16 and below) of the T37 category with a timing of 00:14.60s.
Singapore’s ambassador to Japan Mr Tan Chin Tiong, hosted Senior Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Transport, Mr Teo Ser Luck and Team Singapore of the Tokyo 2009 Asian Youth Para Games to a National Day Reception at the Imperial Hotel where 200 other Singaporeans mingled and tasted authentic Singapore delicacies.
Bonn, Germany - A total of 31 nominations have been accepted for the elections to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board 2009-2013. Out of the 31 nominations, one is for President, five for Vice President and 25 for the Member at Large positions. The elections will take place on 22 November in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at the 2009 IPC General Assembly.