Sea Games 2019

Water polo vows '21 fightback

The Singapore water polo men's team managed only a bronze after holding the SEA Games title for 52 years, losing a game - 7-5 to Indonesia - for the first time ever.
The Singapore water polo men's team managed only a bronze after holding the SEA Games title for 52 years, losing a game - 7-5 to Indonesia - for the first time ever.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
The Singapore water polo men's team managed only a bronze after holding the SEA Games title for 52 years, losing a game - 7-5 to Indonesia - for the first time ever.

While opponents have raised their standards, swimming body promises thorough review

Some of the smiles were genuine, others half-hearted, but there was no mistaking the wistful glances Singapore's water polo players gave the winners at the victory ceremony on Sunday night at the New Clark City Aquatic Centre.

Indonesia were the newly minted champions of South-east Asia, while the Republic headed home yesterday with the bronze medal after failing to retain the title they had won 27 times since the sport made its debut in 1965.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 03, 2019, with the headline 'Water polo vows '21 fightback'. Print Edition | Subscribe