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The Mermaid Who Became A Champion
by Brijnath, Rohit | Yip, Pin Xiu
ISBN-13 : 9789814747530
ISBN-10 : 981474753X
Publisher : Straits Times Press
Format : Paperback / softback
Pub Date : July 2017
Status : Published

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Price: S$14.95

In 2008, a 16-year-old swimmer made history by winning Singapore¡¯s first Paralympic gold. Her name: Yip Pin Xiu. How did she do it? Pin Xiu has Charcot Marie Tooth, a disorder that leads to a progressive weakening of the muscles. By four years old, she needed an ankle-foot brace to assist her with walking. By 13 years old, she could no longer walk and started using a wheelchair. Today, she has three Paralympic gold medals and a silver to her name. As she says in this children¡¯s illustrated book, co-written with The Straits Times assistant sports editor Rohit Brijnath: ¡°My story is of struggle and grit and never being afraid.¡± In this beautifully-illustrated book, Pin Xiu shares the story of her remarkable journey, from being bullied in school to becoming a champion at the Paralympic Games, and of how she overcame obstacles and met life¡¯s challenges. It is a story of resilience and determination. This book will appeal to everyone, not just children, and readers of all ages will surely cheer along with Pin Xiu when she says: ¡°People now look at us and don¡¯t merely see the disabled, but talent and ambition and someone who is able.¡±
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  • Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation
  • Singapore Local Titles
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