11 Nov '11, 10pm

SEA Games: Singapore's women waterpolo team desperate for gold

SEA Games: Singapore's women waterpolo team desperate for gold

PALEMBANG: Singapore's waterpolo men are usually the pin-ups at the SEA Games. But the women are looking to step into the spotlight as well, after a resounding 26-6 win over Malaysia in their opening match at the Lumban Tirta Swimming Stadium on Friday set them up for a gold-medal fight on Saturday with Indonesia. The hosts defeated the Malaysians 19-3 on Thursday. Women's waterpolo is making its debut at the 2011 SEA Games, and only Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore are competing, after Thailand and the Philippines withdrew. Right-winger Mary Kan led the way with seven goals on Friday. The 27-year-old has been a member of the national side for the past 12 years, and she is desperate for gold. "We've been waiting for this opportunity for 12 long years," said Kan, an office manager. "Even though the other teams haven't played waterpolo as long as us, they cannot be taken li...

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