The first ever Asian Para Games was held in Tokyo, Japan from 10 to 13 September 2009.
A contingent of 20 represented Team Singapore led by Chef-de-Mission Dr Teo-Koh Sock Miang and the flag bearer was Ms Yip Pin Xiu (Swimming). The contingent included 8 athletes, 9 officials and 4 secretariat personnel. Singapore participated in three sports – athletics, boccia and swimming.
Singapore won a total of four medals – two golds, a silver and a bronze.
Paralympic gold medallist Ms Yip Pin Xiu won a gold medal and smashed her own world 50m backstroke record in the S3 category at the Asian Youth Para Games after setting the world record in Beijing Paralympic 2008.
Sprinter Mr Choo Leng Hin brought home 1 Gold and 1 Bronze in 100m and 200m (B Division: age 16 and below) of the T37 category respectively, whilst Swimmer MR Benson Tan won a silver in SB14 Men’s 100m Breaststroke.
The 8 athletes who represented Singapore at the Tokyo 2009 Asian Youth Para Games were:
- Mr Choo Leng Hin (Athletics)
- Mr Fitri Bin Amran (Athletics)
- Mr Goh Ta Lang (Boccia)
- Ms Toh Sze Ning (Boccia)
- Mr Benson Tan (Swimming)
- Ms Charlotte Lee (Swimming
- Mr Lawrence Tay (Swimming)
- Ms Yip Pin Xiu (Swimming)