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Swimming: Olympic champ Joseph Schooling, Paralympic champ Yip Pin Xiu have orchids named after them

SINGAPORE - Swimmers Joseph Schooling and Yip Pin Xiu became the first local athletes to have orchids named after them on Monday (Aug 7) at a ceremony in the Singapore Botanic Gardens' Botany Centre. The Dendrobium Yip Pin Xiu's flowers have white petals ... read more

Swimmers Joseph Schooling and Yip Pin Xiu get orchids named after them

SINGAPORE - Two Olympic swimming champs of Singapore have joined the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, Elton John and Michael Kors to have orchids named after them. They are none other than Singapore's first Paralympic Yip Pin Xiu and Olympian ... read more

Commentary: Prince Charles’ orchid and the art of diplomatic gift-giving

Local sporting heroes Joseph Schooling and Yip Pin Xiu have orchids named after them in recognition of their achievements at the 2015 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Stephanie Sun too has an orchid named after her, rounding off the only three ... read more

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At a special ceremony which took place at Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Botany Centre on Monday, August, 7th, orchids were officially named after swimmers Joseph Schooling and Yip Pin Xiu. The Singaporean athletes were just the 2nd and 3rd citizens to ... read more

Yip Pin Xiu: Singapore's all-conquering Paralympian

Swimmer Joseph Schooling may have delivered Singapore its first-ever Olympic gold medal but Yip Pin Xiu remains the country's most decorated athlete. With her 2016 and 2008 wins in Rio and Beijing, Yip now has more gold medals to her name than any other ... read more

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He named such ... start-up after working seven years as a molecular biologist and everyday heroes like volunteer Lalithama Nair, 55, who mentors teens to care for the environment. Olympian Joseph Schooling and Paralympian Yip Pin Xiu were also held up ... read more

Hall of Fame induction vindicates Theresa Goh’s journey of perseverance

But after ... “Joseph and Laurentia are both amazing athletes, so it’s wonderful to be inducted at the same time as them.” Both Goh and Tan are also the second and third para athletes to enter the HOF, following para swimmer Yip Pin Xiu’s induction ... read more

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The former England youth international certainly helped to generate hype and is arguably the biggest name to play in the S. League since its inception in 1996. However, Pennant left after 10 months ... freestyle relay. 2. Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh ... read more


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