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Sea Games: High hopes for RI water polo after historic gold

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Manila   /   Tue, December 3 2019   /  02:26 am
Part of history: Indonesian National Olympic Committee (NOC) chief Raja Sapta Oktohari (center) celebrates with the national men’s water polo team after its historic gold-medal win at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games at the New Clark City Aquatic Center in the Philippines on Friday. (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)(NOC) chief Raja Sapta Oktohari (center) celebrates with the national men’s water polo team after its historic gold-medal win at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games at the New Clark City Aquatic Center in the Philippines on Friday. (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)

Part of history: Indonesian National Olympic Committee (NOC) chief Raja Sapta Oktohari (center) celebrates with the national men’s water polo team after its historic gold-medal win at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games at the New Clark City Aquatic Center in the Philippines on Friday. (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)A split second after the umpire declared a draw for the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games’ Singapore versus Philippines men’s water polo match on Friday, members of the Indonesian team cheered from the stands, knowing that it meant they had just won a gold medal.The victory would be Team Indonesia’s first SEA Games gold for water polo.The Philippines-Singapore match was held at the New Clark City Aquatics Center in Capas, Tarlac, the Philippines. The draw placed Indonesia at the top of the leaderboard, with seven points from three wins and one draw. The team had defeated Malaysia...