Paralympics Rio 2016 is Starting Today. Here’re the S’pore Athletes to Look Out For


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After the fervour for Olympics, there’s another international sports competition we should all be looking forward to—the Paralympics 2016 in Rio.

One athlete that we’re definitely looking out for is Ms Yip Pin Xiu, Singapore’s very old gold medallist and world record holder for S3 50m and S3 100m Backstroke.

But other than her, there’s plenty of people in the Singapore contingent worth looking out for. Especially the debutants.

Here are 6 other people we should watch out for this Rio Paralympics.

1. Nur Syahidah Bte Alim

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Image: news.asiaone.com

She might be a new kid on the block but make no mistake, she’s no pushover. Winning 3 gold medals at the 2015 ASEAN Para Games, you know she’s just looking to continue her killing spree.

2. Norsila Bte Sa’at

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Image: yahoo.com

Her first contact with the sport started out as an effort for rehabilitation, but it grew on her so much she decided to get into it. Placing 5th at Beijing’s 2016 IPC Athletics Grand Prix, she loves the fighting spirits of fellow athletes and the cheers of Singaporeans. So cheer, people!

3. Suhairi Bin Suhani

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Image: channelnewsasia.com

Winning the silver medal at the 2015 ASEAN Para Games and the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, he’s raring to go out for more. He firmly believes in ‘practice makes perfect’ and is addicted to the adrenaline when it comes to running.

4. Muhammad Diroy Bin Noordin

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Image: snpc.org.sg

Winning Gold at the 2016 4th China Open Athletics Championships, Mr Muhammad Diroy Bin Noordin is the latest addition to the team, representing Singapore for Men’s Shot Put F40 and Men’s Javelin F41 event.

5. Toh Sze Ning

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Image: straitstimes.com

Placed in the top 10 at 2013 Asia and Oceania Boccia Championships, Australia, BC3 Individual and winning Silver at the 2015 ASEAN Para Games, she is proud to be representing Singapore in her beloved sport.

6. Yap Qian Yin

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Image: myactivesg.com

Consistently winning the gold medal at the 2015 ASEAN Para Games, 2014 2nd Incheon Asian Para Games and 2014 8th Royal Yachting Association Multiclass Regatta, we are all looking forward to her performance at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

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