Be inclusive in how we celebrate Paralympians

By Dhevarajan Devadas

The podium finishes of Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh at the Rio Paralympics are admirable achievements that have generated much applause and praise among Singaporeans (“S’pore on track for best showing at Paralympics” and “Paralympics: At last, Goh wins elusive medal“; both published yesterday).

Both athletes have aptly demonstrated that their disabilities are no barrier to achieving success in the global sporting arena.

Goh’s 17 years of perseverance that led to her bronze medal is an awe-inspiring feat that deserves no less recognition than Joseph Schooling’s journey to his Olympic gold medal.

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