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2016 Paralympics Team Singapore's Celebration Parade

September 24, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Singapore clinched two gold medals and one bronze, all in swimming, at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this September. To celebrate, medallists Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh, together with their 11 fellow Paralympians from various sports, were chauffeured in a convoy of Ferrari supercars on 24 September 2016.

 

2016 Paralympics Team Singapore's Celebration Parade2016 Paralympics Team Singapore's Celebration ParadeThree-time Paralympic gold medallist (one at Beijing 2008, two at Rio 2016) Yip Pin Xiu rides in a Ferrari at the celebration parade on 24 Sep 2016.

Three-time Paralympic gold medallist (one at Beijing 2008, two at Rio 2016) Yip Pin Xiu rides in a Ferrari at the celebration parade.

 

2016 Paralympics Team Singapore's Celebration Parade2016 Paralympics Team Singapore's Celebration ParadeA convoy of Ferrari cars drives past a crowd of fans at Braddell Heights Community Club, during the celebration parade.

The convoy carrying the para-athletes pass a crowd of supprters at Braddell Heights Community Club.

 

2016 Paralympics Team Singapore's Celebration Parade2016 Paralympics Team Singapore's Celebration ParadeTheresa Goh, a SB4 100m breaststroke bronze medallist at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, riding in a Ferrari during the celebration parade on 24 Sep 2016.

Theresa Goh, a SB4 100m breaststroke bronze medallist at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, riding in a Ferrari during the celebration parade.

 

2016 Paralympics Team Singapore's Celebration Parade2016 Paralympics Team Singapore's Celebration ParadeCeremony at the National Library. Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh share a light moment on stage.

Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh share a light moment on stage at a ceremony at the National Library.

 

2016 Paralympics Team Singapore's Celebration Parade2016 Paralympics Team Singapore's Celebration ParadeCeremony at the National Library. Students from Pathlight School (for autistic children) join in a group photo after presenting gifts designed by students at their school to the Paralympians.

Students from Pathlight School (for autistic children) join in a group photo after presenting gifts designed by students at their school to the Paralympians.

 

2016 Paralympics Team Singapore's Celebration Parade2016 Paralympics Team Singapore's Celebration ParadeCanagasabai Kunalan joins in the celebration. Widely regarded as one of Singapore's greatest ever athletes, he is a retired Singaporean sprinter, relay runner, former footballer and educator. Sportsman of the Year in both 1968 and 1969. his timing of 10.38 seconds in the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games 100 metres was a national record that stood for 33 years.

An icon and sprint legend in Singapore sports, Canagasabai Kunalan, cheers the Paralympians on.

 

See the gallery of photos here.


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