Tokyo 2020
Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games took place from 24 August to 5 September 2021, after a year’s postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 4,403 athletes took part in the Games, across 22 sports.

Singapore sent a contingent of 40 people, made up of 10 athletes, 1 athlete competition partner and 29 officials. The contingent was led by Chef-de-Mission Ms Shirley Low. The athletes participated in 18 events across six sports, namely Archery, Athletics, Cycling, Equestrian, Powerlifting and Swimming.

A total of seven personal bests, five new national records and two season bests were earned. In total, Singapore achieved 13 top 10 finishes.


Ms Yip Pin Xiu celebrates her gold medal win for the women’s 50m backstroke S2 swimming event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. (Photo by Sport Singapore)