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27 wins and counting, for Singapore's waterpolo champs

Victory over Malaysia means Singapore continues long winning streak since 1965

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Coach Millakovic is brought into the water by Ang An Jun (left) and goalkeeper Lee Kai Yang. In the back row are, from left, Chiam Kun Yang, Loh Zhi Zhi, Samuel Yu and Koh Jian Ying, with assistant coach Eugene Teo on the right.

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Singapore waterpolo players Chow Jing Lun (left) and Yu Junjie, SEA Games debutants, jump holding the Singapore flag from the diving platform after winning gold. It is a tradition for players making their SEA Games debut in waterpolo to jump from the diving platform at the end of the competition..

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"It was a tremendous effort by our boys. It is a great feeling whenever we beat Malaysia in any sport," says Tan, captain of the Singapore team in 1965.

ON Sunday, Singapore's waterpolo reign hit the magical 18,872-day high. Or, in simple terms, 52 years.

In what was termed the "mother of all battles" in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, needing a two-goal victory margin, thrashed Malaysia 17-4 at the National Aquatics Centre to claim the

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