Water polo: Japan and China share honours at Asian Youth C'ships

JAPAN had an evening of mixed fortunes, as the 3rd Asian Youth Water Polo Championships drew to a close at the Toa Payoh Swimming Complex on Monday.

A convincing 12-3 victory over Iran secured gold for their boys in the Under-17 competition.

But their female counterparts fell short of making it a double, going down 5-11 to China in the girls' final.

Singapore's boys finished seventh among 10 teams after beating Sri Lanka 17-8 in their classification game in the morning, with Sean Ang netting all six of his attempts. Still, their position was down from sixth at the last edition.

The water polo action will continue from Oct 1 to 5, as the senior players take centre stage in the 3rd Asian Water Polo Cup.

Tickets, priced at $10 for a single session and $40 for all five days of competition, can be purchased at the Singapore Swimming Association's office at the Toa Payoh Swimming Complex.

On Tuesday evening, the Singapore men begin against the Philippines while the women start off against China.