It’s a touching photo that’s making waves on social media.
The photo shows Paralympic gold medallist Yip Pin Xiu visibly teary-eyed, embracing her best friend and bronze medallist, Theresa Goh.
The heartwarming photo — taken by Yeo Hwee Koon, a physiotherapist with Team Singapore in Rio — was shared and reposted several times after Yip posted it on her Instagram account with a caption describing Goh’s journey to becoming a Paralympic medallist.
“The world doesn't need to see my ugly crying face (yours is really well hidden). But the world needs to know how proud I am of you. You finally did it. You freaking did it. You are now a Paralympic medalist after 17 years of training and perseverance. Nobody knows our journey like us and I am so incredibly proud of you,” she wrote.
Yeo told Yahoo Singapore the moment happened in a split second after she wheeled Goh to the warm-up pool before the victory ceremony.
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