As it happens: Celebratory parade for Singapore Paralympians

As it happens: Celebratory parade for Singapore Paralympians

The Paralympians, including Rio 2016 double gold medallist Yip Pin Xiu and bronze medallist Theresa Goh, kicked off their celebratory parade at Sengkang Sports Centre on Saturday (Sep 24).

paralympians parade

SINGAPORE: Crowds cheered and cars honked as Team Singapore's Paralympians went on a convoy parade on Saturday (Sep 24) to celebrate their achievements at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Among them were double Rio gold medallist and world record holder Yip Pin Xiu and fellow swimmer Theresa Goh, who picked up a bronze at the Games.

The para-athletes set off from ActiveSG Sengkang Sports Centre in a convoy of open-top cars at about 9.30am and made a pit stop at the National Library at Victoria Street at about 11.15am.

They arrived at their last stop, the VivoCity outdoor plaza, at about 1.30pm, where they mingled with members of the public.

paralympians celebratory parade

On the eve of the parade, the swimmers spoke candidly to Channel NewsAsia about their not-so-easy journey to Paralympics triumph, and ended a Facebook Live session with a charming rendition of Hakuna Matata from The Lion King, gamely rattling their medals while singing.

Source: CNA/ly