Sep 14, 2016

    Yip, Goh to get free AirAsia flights

    SINGAPORE'S Paralympic medallists Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh are set to receive free flights from Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia, its chief executive officer Tony Fernandes announced on Monday.

    In a Facebook post lauding the achievements of South-east Asia's para-athletes at the Rio Games, he wrote: "Thought the Summer Olympics was amazing. But the Paralympics has showed me what determination is all about."

    Asean athletes who win a gold medal will get free flights for life while silver and bronze medallists receive five and three years' worth of free flights, he added.

    Yip, 24, won gold in the 100m backstroke S2 last Friday. Goh, 29, clinched a bronze in the 100m breaststroke SB4 on Sunday.

    Malaysia and Thailand have so far won three gold medals each

    at the Paralympics.

    Vietnam have bagged a gold.