Swimmer Theresa Goh grabs Singapore’s first gold at ASEAN Para Games in Myanmar

Justin Ong
Theresa Goh (centre) wins Singapore's first gold medal at the ASEAN Para Games. (Photo: Singapore Disability Sports Council)
Theresa Goh (centre) wins Singapore's first gold medal at the ASEAN Para Games. (Photo: Singapore Disability Sports Council)

Singapore swimmer Theresa Goh clinched the nation's first victory at the ASEAN Para Games in Naypyidaw, Myanmar with a dominant performance in the women's 50m breaststroke (SB4).

The 26-year-old Paralympian coasted home at the Wunna Theikdi swimming pool in 59.15s, far ahead of Myanmar's Aye Thu Au who finished in 1min 28.14s.

Goh, a two-time Singapore Sportsgirl of the Year, fell just short of the ASEAN Para Games record of 57.90s, which she set in 2011.

Also securing a gold medal for Singapore just hours later was 19-year-old Lawrence Tay in the men's 100m backstroke (S14).

And 21-year-old Yip Pin Xiu finished second in the women's 100m backstroke (S6) held earlier in the day to ensure a roaring start to the Games for Singapore's disabled swimmers.

More updates to come