Paralympians to be honoured in Parliament

As a tribute to their successful Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Singapore's Paralympians will be honoured during one of the upcoming Parliament sittings, said Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Ms Grace Fu on Saturday (Sept 24).

The date for the Parliament visit will be determined in due time as some of athletes will be going away on vacation.

"Happy beyond words that Singaporeans turned up in the thousands to celebrate with our Team Singapore Paralympians today," said Minister Fu in a Facebook post. "By showing so evidently their tenacity and resilience to fly Singapore's flag high, our Paralympians have brought out the Singapore Spirit in us.

"I have invited the entire team of Paralympians to one of the upcoming Parliament sittings, to pay tribute to them for their extraordinary achievements. Some of our Paralympians will be going away for holidays, so we'll find a suitable date after they return. I hope they will continue to inspire Singaporeans of all abilities to participate and excel in sport!"

Her remarks came after a congratulatory parade was held on Saturday in honour of Singapore's para athletes, who enjoyed their best Games showing ever with two golds and a bronze.

Swimmer Yip Pin Xiu won two titles in the pool - the 50m and 100m backstroke - while teammate Theresa Goh bagged the bronze in the 100m breaststroke.

Team Singapore Paralympians were brought around town in a fleet of Ferrari sports cars as Singaporeans turned out in droves to welcome them.

Source: Government of Singapore