Singapore wins 26th consecutive men's water polo title, ends Games campaign with 84 golds

The Republic's men's water polo team sealed their 26th consecutive gold with a hard-fought 15-10 win over Indonesia on Tuesday (June 16) afternoon at the OCBC Aquatic Centre. -- ST PHOTO: ISAAC NEO
The Republic's men's water polo team sealed their 26th consecutive gold with a hard-fought 15-10 win over Indonesia on Tuesday (June 16) afternoon at the OCBC Aquatic Centre. -- ST PHOTO: ISAAC NEO
The Republic's men's water polo team sealed their 26th consecutive gold with a hard-fought 15-10 win over Indonesia on Tuesday (June 16) afternoon at the OCBC Aquatic Centre. -- ST PHOTO: ISAAC NEO
The Republic's men's water polo team sealed their 26th consecutive gold with a hard-fought 15-10 win over Indonesia on Tuesday (June 16) afternoon at the OCBC Aquatic Centre. -- ST PHOTO: ISAAC NEO

SINGAPORE - The Republic's men's water polo team sealed their 26th consecutive gold with a hard-fought 15-10 win over Indonesia on Tuesday (June 16) afternoon at the OCBC Aquatic Centre.

It was also Team Singapore's 84th and final gold of the Games. The hosts finished second in the overall medal standings behind Thailand.

Except for a period of time in the second quarter where Indonesia equalised, Singapore were always on top, but faced their sternest test this whole competition against the fired-up Indonesians.

Singapore pulled away in the fourth quarter, and held on to the final whistle, to rapturous cheers from a full house at the Aquatic Centre.

Top scorer Yip Yang was in fine form, notching four goals to end the tournament as the top scorer with 18 goals. 

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