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SEA Games: Singapore men's water polo team bags their 24th gold

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PALEMBANG: With beads of perspiration on his forehead, a tense Lim Teck Yin sat on the stands at the Lumban Tirta Swimming Stadium on Friday.

When the final whistle blew with Singapore having beaten Malaysia 15-7, the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) chief executive puffed his cheeks out and heaved a sigh of relief.

The Republic's water polo men had just collected gold at the 26th SEA Games, continuing a stunning winning streak that now stretches back 26 years.

Lim, part of Singapore's 1986 Asian Games bronze medal-winning side, said later the team had to look for success beyond the region.

"It's great to win again, but I do hope the team doesn't rest on their laurels," said Lim, 48, a six-time SEA Games champion from 1985 to 1995.

"This is a proud record, but we need to rise above the SEA Games and aspire to much higher things and they must be committed to train hard."

His sentiment was shared by national coach Lee Sai Meng, a seven-time SEA Games champion.

According to Lee, issues like balancing work and academic commitments would remain the big challenge for the players.

"That is what we're always trying to achieve - a breakthrough (beyond the SEA Games level). If most stay on, we should have a good team for the next Asian Games," he said.

"(But) we're not full-time. We need to convince more to make the sacrifices and, perhaps three years down the road, hopefully we'll see some results.

"Even our advisor Tom Hoad has said this is one of the best teams we've ever had, so we're trying to keep this team together."

Captain Eugene Teo hopes this win will help boost the sport's profile in Singapore.

"We're not aiming for the SEA Games anyway. We're trying to break into the Asian Games and World Development Cup," he said.

The Singapore team face a busy schedule next year.

They will take part in the Fina World Water Polo Development Cup - a biennial meet for lower-tiered national sides - in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, in April, and will also participate in the eight-team Chinese National Water Polo League.

The national team lost 13-6 in the 2009 Development Cup final to hosts Kuwait.

For now, the 13-strong squad will bask in the glory of the Republic's 24th SEA Games title since the 1965 Kuala Lumpur Games.

They saw off Malaysia in front of some 1,000 spectators, with Kelvin Ong leading the way with three goals.

Despite some nervous moments, SEA Games rookies Brandon Chong, Loh Zhi Zhi, Marcus Goh, Koh Jianying and Byron Quek - all underwent the post-competition "initiation" routine practised by teams for rookie squad members on Friday - passed their SEA Games test as Singapore overcame the Philippines 15-5, hosts Indonesia 12-11 and Thailand 16-6 before Friday's final round-robin clash against Malaysia.

"To retain the number one spot is not easy, especially when there is transition in the team," said Lee.

"In terms of defence and confidence and the psychological part, more needs to be done. We have five new guys here, some didn't perform to expectation in the earlier matches, which is probably due to pressure.

"(But overall), all have done well and, perhaps Eugene (Teo), the captain, contributed the most and made a huge difference." - TODAY

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Re: SEA Games: Singapore men's water polo team bags their 24th gold

good job =)

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Seems that we are strong in water polo

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