S’poreans ask SIA: Give Paralympian Yip Pin Xiu 2 million KrisFlyer Miles because 2 Gold medals

You go, Singaporeans.

Belmont Lay | September 16, 2016 @ 06:17 pm

Singaporeans are back at it again dishing out advice where it is needed most.

Right after Singaporean Paralympic swimmer Yip Pin Xiu claimed her second Gold medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Sept. 16, with a time of 1:00.33 in the Women’s 50m Backstroke S2 finals, congratulatory messages poured in and some were left on the Singapore Airlines Facebook post celebrating her win:

Naturally, among the messages congratulating Yip were calls for equal rewards:



This was in response to SIA presenting one million KrisFlyer Miles to Joseph Schooling following his Olympic Gold medal win at Rio 2016 just a month ago.


Yip’s second Gold medal is Singapore’s third in the history of the Paralympics.

Yip won her first Gold in 2008 Beijing in the 50m backstroke S3. She won her second Gold last week in the 100m backstroke S2 event.

Calls for equal rewards in line with what able-bodied athletes are getting have been growing louder, with all eyes on how much money medalled Paralympians will be getting after Rio 2016.

Other well-wishers were also quick to jump in requesting for Paralympic swimming team mate Theresa Goh, as well as their families, to be rewarded accordingly as well:


Once again, as the Official Airline of Team Singapore, all eyes are now officially on SIA.

Your move.


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