Pin Xiu is a MindChamps ambassador and National Paralympic Swimmer. She won the gold medal in the women’s 50m backstroke event during the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, which earned her the unique distinction of being Singapore’s first and only Paralympics gold medallist to date. Pin Xiu is also a recipient of prestigious awards including the Meritorious Service Medal BBM in 2008, the Junior Chamber International’s 10 Outstanding Young Persons of the World award in 2011 and has been inducted in the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame in 2014.
“I don’t ever want to stop training. I know that I can achieve what I want if I put my mind to it.” ~ Yip Pin Xiu
In 2016, Pin Xiu has made news several times after being nominated and subsequently awarded as The Straits Times Athlete of the Year. Her world record breaking feat achieved at the 8th ASEAN Para Games held in Singapore in 2015 in the women’s 50m backstroke (S2 Class) had earned her this nomination. For her amazing achievement, Pin Xiu was also previously nominated as 2015 The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year in January this year and was accorded The Straits Times Star of the Month award for December 2015.
Importantly, despite being afflicted by muscular dystrophy, Pin Xiu believes in overcoming her disability and achieving success by adopting a Champion Mindset, which is a personal attribute that enables individuals to achieve their true potential as well as recognising their weaknesses and turning them into strengths.
At MindChamps, we believe that the Champion Mindset is a transferable commodity. In other words, it can be taught and learned. Join our ‘What Makes A Champion Student’ workshop to find out more about how our award-winning programmes can impart the Champion Mindset to your child. (Suitable for children from 4 years to tertiary level.)