Singapore’s para-swimmer Theresa Goh has clinched a bronze medal in the women’s 100m backstroke SB4 final on Sunday (Monday, Singapore time) in Rio de Janeiro, reported local media. The 29-year-old clocked 1 min 55.55 sec at the Olympics Aquatic Stadium, finishing behind Norwegian Sarah Louise Rung (1:44.94) and Italian Giulia Ghiretti (1:50.58).
Goh had set her personal best time of 1:54.50 in the morning’s heats, which is also an Asian record. That made her the second fastest qualifier going into the final. Ghiretti was the final’s fastest qualifier. Goh’s win makes this Singapore’s second medal of the Rio Paralympics. Last Saturday, Yip Pin Xiu, 24, bagged Singapore’s first medal with a gold in the 100m backstroke S2 event.
President Tony Tan congratulated Goh on her win, adding that it has been “a strong effort by Team Singapore at the Rio Paralympics so far. Well done!”