PH water polo team guns for Tokyo Olympic berth on February

After ending the medal drought at the 30th Southeast Asian Games, the Philippine men’s water polo team guns for a 2020 Tokyo Olympic berth at the Asia Water Polo Championships this February 2020 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

The silver medal finish at the 2019 SEA Games has secured the team a slot at the Asian Olympic Qualifying meet in Kazakhstan, where top Asian teams gather to secure an Olympic slot at this tournament.

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Philippines to host 11th Asian Swimming Championships next year

After the successful and historic stint at the 30th Southeast Asian Games this year, Philippine Swimming is set to embark on another milestone for Philippine Swimming as we host Asia’s biggest aquatic event next year, the 11th Asian Swimming Championships (Capas 2020) on November 7-17, 2020.

The Asian Swimming Championships is a quadrennial event which gathers more than 50 countries and is being participated by top athletes in Asia, in all aquatic disciplines : swimming, diving, water polo, synchronize swimming and open water swimming.

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Duterte adds SEA Games medal incentives; gold medalists now gets P850,000

President Rodrigo Duterte announced yesterday that the Office of the President will be adding cash incentives to all SEA Games 2019 medal winners, in addition to the financial incentives that they will be getting in accordance to the law.

An additional of P250,000 to gold medalists, P150,000 for a silver performance and P100,000 for a bronze will be given by the office of the President.

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PH water polo wins silver and bronze; ends SEA Games 10-year medal drought

The Philippine Men’s and Women’s Water Polo teams ended their 30th Southeast Asian Games campaign with podium finishes to end our country’s 10-year medal drought at the NCC Aquatic Center in Capas Tarlac today.

The men’s team defeated Malaysia 14-12 Sunday evening and finished the games with 2 wins and 2 draws to win the silver, but not without a fight from the Malaysians.

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Champions since 1965, Singapore’s water polo team in danger of losing SEA Games gold

Tears flowed freely on the pool deck at the New Clark City Aquatic Centre on Thursday (Nov 28), after the Singapore men’s water polo team were beaten 7-5 by Indonesia in their SEA Games round-robin match, almost certainly putting an end to the Republic’s five decades of dominance in the event.

Singapore have won every gold medal since the competition started in 1965, and clinched a 27th straight title in Kuala Lumpur two years ago despite a shock 4-4 draw with arch-rivals Indonesia then.

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PH Women’s water polo team succumbs to Singapore

Displaying a solid start in the first quarter, the Philippine Women’s Water Polo team succumbed to Singapore, 9-18 in its opening match in the 30th Southeast Asian Games women’s water polo competitions at the New Clark City aquatics center in Capas, Tarlac Wednesday morning.

The women’s team held a 3-2 lead at the end of the first quarter, but reigning silver medalist, Singapore, scored six goals each in the second and fourth period to turn the match around.

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PH Men’s water polo team opens SEA Games campaign with a draw

The Philippines men’s water polo team took a gallant stand in the endgame to force reigning silver medalist Indonesia to a 6-6 draw late Tuesday at the start of water polo competitions in the 30th Southeast Asian Games here.

Paulo Serrano’s five-meter penalty shot found the net with less than three minutes left in the match to give the Philippines the deadlock amid the loud cheers of the hometown crowd at New Clark City Aquatics Center.

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History of Philippine Aquatics’ SEA Games performance

Since joining in 1977, Philippines went home without a Gold Medal six times, of the twenty-two times we have participated.

First zero gold medal was in 1999, after the retirement of Raymond Papa, and then in the following SEA Games in 2001.

With the entry of Miguel Molina in the Philippine Swimming Team in year 2003, Philippines managed to score gold medals from 2003 to 2009.

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SEA Games 2019 Schedule : Water Polo, Diving and Open Water events

Philippine Aquatics 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 2019) campaign kicks-off with our Men’s and Women’s Water Polo team strutting their wares on November 26 to December 1, 2019 at the NCC Aquatic Center in Capas, Tarlac.

Our divers will then see action on December 2 and December 6, 2019 at the NCC Aquatic Center, followed by our swimmers who are going after the elusive SEA Games gold medal on December 4 to 9, 2019.

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