Press Release – Canoe Polo Demonstration Games

August 29, 2018 in Canoeing News, Featured, News by Singapore Canoe Federation

PRESS RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release

 

TEAM SINGAPORE CANOE POLO PLAYERS SHONE BRIGHT FOR DEMO GAMES AT THE 18thASIAN GAMES

 

SINGAPORE, 29 August 2018 – Canoe Polo players representing the nation for the Demonstration Sport at the 18th Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia, outdid themselves at the event that concluded this afternoon.

 

The high-octane sport saw twelve of our best players compete against eight men’s and seven women’s Asian teams from countries like Chinese Taipei, Iran, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, and Malaysia.

 

Spectators got a glimpse of the sport for the very first time at the 18th Asian Games at Jakabaring Aquatic Stadium, over three days of hard-fought matches.

 

The National Canoe Polo Men’s Team (4thPlace, 2017 Asian Canoe Polo Championships; 23rdPlace, 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships) earned themselves a fifth spot after losing on goal difference during the preliminary stage; beating Indonesia in the second round (20-1), Hong Kong (23-0), and Thailand (13-2).

 

The Women’s Team (3rdPlace, 2017 Asian Canoe Polo Championships; 9thPlace, 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships) finished a respectable second place. The ladies beat Japan (4-1) in the semi-finals but lost top spot to Iran (2-5) in the finals.

 

Singapore Canoe Federation Advisor, Mr Desmond Lee Ti-Seng, made a surprise visit to the event site and gave the players some words of encouragement before their matches.

 

The twelve canoe polo players representing Singapore are:

Men’s National Canoe Polo Team

  • Yang Yuan Feng
  • Poh Yu Xuan
  • Poh Tai Cong
  • Ong Han Loong
  • Ng Chen Hsiang Shawn
  • Loi Heng Foo

Women’s National Canoe Polo Team

  • Tan Li Ling
  • Kasxier Low Weining
  • Ong Pei Fern, Chad
  • Ong Shu Wen
  • Leow Fang Hui
  • Chua Siew Lan, Gracie

 

Canoe Polo Demonstration Games 

Photo Credit: Sport Singapore

 

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