Captain Kee Soon Bee had a game plan in mind: deception. Knowing that the Japanese would be scouting them closely at every game before the final, he told his southpaw star player Tan Hwee Hock to only use his right hand. Imagine Nadal swinging with his right hand or Beckham kicking with his left leg. Yet, Tan not only obeyed but even pulled it off. His physique seemed to be engineered for water polo, with long muscular limbs that could propel him quickly through the water and outreach opponents for the ball.
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Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below. Just click on the icons to get to the download page. The Incheon Games silver medalist silenced the host team with superb counterattacks and solid defense in the Group A round robin match. Meanwhile, Indonesia coach Kontic Zoran of Serbia said his team had trouble adapting to the first match of the competition. In the second quarter, the Japanese tightened their defense, which drew boos from the home crowd, while Indonesia intensified its attacks through small passes to level the score.
Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below. Just click on the icons to get to the download page. Indonesia looked promising at the start, scoring first to take the lead through Delvin Felliciano.
Niu Guannan scored the first goal for China as the defending champion led from start to finish, winning , , , for a second victory at the Asian Games. Zhang Jing and Xiong Dunhan both collected three goals for China. Niu, the outside player, revealed that they studied Japan's match video and made plans before the contest.