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.
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.