venerdì 26 settembre 2014

17th Asian Games Incheon, South Korea Dream Park Aquatics Center

Japan, Singapore, Kazakhstan get winning start

25. September - 01. October 2014 

The first day of the men's water polo tournament at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea featured no surprises. Favorites, Japan, Singapore and defending champions Kazakhstan all won their opening matches. Japan had the most difficult task in overcoming China but did so thanks to a good first and fourth quarter performance to win by three. Singapore kicked off their campaign in easy fashion running past Hong Kong who were held scoreless in the second and fourth period with a 13-4 final score as result. Finally Kazakhstan showed their dominance in the field by dominating hosts South Korea already leading the match 10-2 at half time. Without any danger in the second half this year's FINA World Cup hosts went on to record a big 18-6 victory concluding day 1.

Water Polo schedule and results

Men's tournament

Thursday, 25 September:

China vs. Japan 9-12 (2-4, 4-4, 2-2, 1-2)
Singapore vs. Hong Kong 13-4 (3-2, 3-0, 4-2, 3-0)
Kazakhstan vs. South Korea 18-6 (4-1, 6-1, 4-3, 4-1)

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