MindChamps’ Brand Ambassador and National Paralympic Swimmer, Yip Pin Xiu, achieved another amazing sporting feat by shattering the world Paralympic record in the women’s 50m backstroke (S2 Class) and winning the gold medal in the event during the 8th ASEAN Para Games held in Singapore in 2015. Pin Xiu also previously won the gold medal in the same event during the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, which earned her the unique distinction of being Singapore’s first and only *Olympics gold medallist, a title which she upholds up until today.
Despite being afflicted by muscular dystrophy, Pin Xiu believes in overcoming her disability and achieving success by adopting a Champion Mindset – a personal attribute that is about being the best that one can be and about discovering one’s strengths, recognising one’s weaknesses and then turning them into strengths. After winning the Olympics gold medal, Pin Xiu shared with MindChamps: “I identify strongly with the MindChamps’ philosophy of nurturing the Champion Mindset in every individual. It is the Champion Mindset that has helped me overcome my disability to achieve my dream of an Olympic Gold Medal.”
Importantly, for the feat Pin Xiu achieved in the 8th ASEAN Para Games, she has been nominated for the 2015 Straits Times Singaporean of the Year Award. This award seeks to recognise Singaporeans whose extraordinary acts of goodwill, ingenuity or perseverance improved their community and the lives of others during the year.
Vote for Yip Pin Xiu, our local sporting heroine with a Champion Mindset here: http://www.straitstimes.com/tags/singaporean-of-the-year
Closing date for votes falls on 28 January 2016, 6pm.
* The Olympics Movement Games organised by the International Olympics Committee which includes the Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games, Winter Olympic, Paralympics, etc.