Water polo: First medal for Singapore at the 30th SEA Games as women’s team wins silver

Water polo: First medal for Singapore at the 30th SEA Games as women’s team wins silver

Singapore women's water polo team at the 2019 SEA Games
Singapore women's water polo team at the 2019 SEA Games. (Photo: SNOC)

MANILA: Singapore’s women’s water polo team won the country’s first medal at the 2019 SEA Games, by finishing with silver on Sunday (Dec 1).

Thailand clinched the gold while the Philippines took bronze. 

In their final double round robin match against the Philippines, Singapore won 13-6 after recovering from being a point down in the first quarter at the New Clark Aquatics Centre.

Singapore beat the Philippines 13-6 in its final women's water polo match at the 2019 SEA Games
Singapore beat the Philippines 13-6 in their final women's water polo match at the 2019 SEA Games on Sunday Dec 1, 2019. (Photo: SNOC)

Singapore lost to Thailand 20-2 on Friday, after the Thais had beaten the hosts 32-5 a day earlier.

In the first round of matches, Singapore was beaten by the Thais 19-5 and secured victory against the Philippines 18-9.

In the men's event on Sunday evening, Singapore play Thailand while the Philippines face Malaysia. 

The results will decide second and third place after Indonesia secured gold, bringing Singapore's 54-year stranglehold on the men's water polo competition to an end.

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Source: CNA/mn

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