KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 – Thailand’s women’s water polo team stamped their prowess with a 5-1 win over Singapore in the finals of the water polo event at the National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil on Saturday. The Thais were in their elements throughout the match, adopting defensive and counter attack strategies to deny and frustrate the Singaporeans.
“Our defence were awesome today. The Singaporean tried hard to dominate the play and managed to keep our counter attacks at bay. I have to congratulate them as they continuously frustrate us in our attacks but we manage to keep our composure and strike hard when opportunities arise,” said Thailand coach Daniele Ferri.
In another encounter, Indonesia also recorded as a thumping 7-1 victory over Malaysia to walk home with the bronze. Therefore, the Indonesian had four goals to show in the first half through Nyoman Ayu Savitri, Inez Febrianti Rasyid, Siti Balkis and Hudaidah Kadir.
Rani Raida, Ivy Nernie Priscilla and Dewi Ratih contributed Indonesia’s three other goals while Sarah Ann Thorp scored Malaysia’s solitary goal. The water polo competition ends Sunday (20 Aug) with the men’s water polo finals scheduled to take place at 1pm at the National Aquatic Centre.