Polo team post slim win over Thailand in final

MALAYSIA repeated their 2007 gold-winning feat by edging Thai­land 9-8 in the polo clash at the Putrajaya Equestrian Park.

Lead by captain Shaik Reismann Mohamed Ismail, Malaysia moved ahead from a 4-4 tie in the second chukka to widen the gap to 7-4.

Thailand, however, managed to close the gap but did not manage to overtake Malaysia in the fourth chukka.

Shaik Reismann, who was also the captain in 2007, said it was an honour for the team to repeat the feat after 10 years.

“Thailand was a tough opponent, but we did it. It’s teamwork,” he said.

Also present during the medal ceremony was Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin who was also one of the players listed in the team.

Brunei took the bronze after beating Singapore 10-8.

Khairy said the Malaysian contingent had done the country proud and delivered an early National Day gift for Malaysia.

“We have surpassed the target and we still have more medals to come after this. We did well,” he said. — Bernama

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