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Day 1: FINA Water Polo Challengers’ Cup in Singapore

by ZwemZa on October 8th, 2019

The opening day of the FINA Water Polo Challengers’ Cup men’s tournament produced a bucket-load of goals at the OCBC Aquatic Centre in Singapore.

In the opening Group B encounter, Indonesia proved far too strong for India in what was a high-scoring encounter — 23-10. It was equally high-scoring in the second group match where Austria — twice a silver medallist at this event — thumped Chinese Taipei 32-5. Ten of the goals came from brutal centre forward Albert Schimidt, a player we will hear a lot of this week.

Ireland won the first Group A match, downing Philippines 12-8, thanks to a 4-0 third period and a three-goal haul to Stiofan McMahon by the time the score was 7-5. Ireland has to take second spot though, as host Singapore had brilliant first and fourth quarters against Zimbabwe. Cheng-Kang Lee starred with seven goals to be in the early hunt for leading goal-scorer.

Progress points:

Group A: Singapore 2, Ireland 2, Philippines 0, Zimbabwe 0, Malaysia.

Group B: Austria 2, Indonesia 2, India 0, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong.

Match reports:

Match 1, 15:00, Group B, INDIA 10 INDONESIA 23

Match 2, 16:30, Group A, IRELAND 12 PHILIPPINES 8

Match 3, 18:00, Group B, AUSTRIA 32 CHINESE TAIPEI 5

Match 4, 19:30, Group A, SINGAPORE 26 ZIMBABWE 5

Russell McKinnon, FINA Media Committee

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