SINGAPORE: Lego has honoured Singapore Paralympic swimmers Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh with two mini-figures in their likeness – complete with medals – to celebrate the duo’s achievements at Rio.
The toy brickmaker posted a photo of the two mini-figures on its Facebook page on Tuesday (Sep 13), with the message: “Congratulations to Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh for bringing pride to Singapore! Your accomplishments have inspired us all.”
As of Wednesday 10am, the post has received more than 2,600 reactions and more than 200 shares.
In a comment on the post, Goh replied: “Hahahah oh man this is great! Thank you!!”
Yip came in first during the women's S2 100m backstroke final last Saturday, clinching Singapore's first gold medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. She set a new world record time of 2 minutes 7.09 seconds, lowering her own previous world best mark by more than two seconds.
Two days later, the 29-year-old Goh touched home in third place for the women’s SB4 100m breaststroke final to win Singapore's second medal of the Paralympic games.
The toy brickmaker also paid tribute to Singapore's first Olympic gold medallist, Joseph Schooling, after he won the 100m butterfly final last month.
It posted a congratulatory message together with a photo of Lego bricks fashioned into the 50.39 figure – the Olympic record time clocked by Schooling in the race.