Saturday, September 20, 2008

Singapore's Paralympic Medallists Comes Home

It was a happy occasion for Singapore's two paralympic medallists. They have been awarded state medals. Yip Pin Xiu, won a gold and silver at the Beijing games and Laurentia Tan for her 2 bronze medals. Yip Pin Xiu will received state medals - Meritorious Service Medal while Laurentia Tan receives the Public Service Medal. A rousing welcome was given to them as they returned home on Thursday night. Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, the Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, officials, families and friends welcomed them at the airport.

For their achievment, Pin Xiu will receive a$100,000 for Gold and Laurentia Tan receives $25,000 for one of her two bronze medals. This is given out as part of the scheme reward only for athlete's highest achievement - Athletics Achievement Award.

Congratulations, Yip Pin Xiu and Laurentia Tan!

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