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- She is the first Singaporean national to win four gold medals at the Paralympics. She won a total of three gold medals in the 2008 and 2016 Games.
- At the 2016 Paralympic Games, Yip set a world record with her 2:07:09 completion time in the 100-meter backstroke S2 event. She also set and holds a second world record with her completion time of 59.38 for the first lap of that race.
- In a Facebook post reacting to her win, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote: “Singapore is proud of you, and you inspire all of us.”
- She began swimming when she was 5 and swam competitively starting at the age of 12.
- Yip became the first para-athlete to be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.
- At the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, she became the first Singaporean to win gold after winning the 50-meter backstroke S3 event.