Choo's silver finish

Choo's silver finish
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth Sam Tan (left) talking to para-athlete Choo Leng Hin at the Asian Youth Para Games in Malaysia.

MALAYSIA - Singapore clinched its second medal at the Asian Youth Para Games (AYPG) in Malaysia on Tuesday.

Choo Leng Hin won a silver in the men's junior 200m (T37) in 29.34sec. China's Shang Guangxu won the gold in 23.36 and Kazakhstan's Bolat Beibars took the bronze (31.03).

It is the 19-year-old's second medal in the Games, which end today.

Choo, who was born with cerebral palsy, also won a silver on Sunday in the men's junior 100m (T37) in 13.86sec.

China's Shang won the event in 11.70 and Iran's Minaei Pourya finished third in 13.87.

Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth Sam Tan was in Malaysia to cheer the Singapore team on.

He said: "It has been a good effort put in by our Team Singapore para-athletes at the AYPG 2013.

"I saw their tenacity and fighting spirit when they were participating in their events. Special congratulations to sprinter Choo Leng Hin, who won two silvers for Singapore in the 100m and 200m races.


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