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SEA Games: Brunei gets gold medal in polo, Indonesia, PH share bronze

Brunei translated its vast wealth to a gold medal win by downing erstwhile unbeaten Malaysia 7-2 in polo’s 0-2 goals of the 30th SEA Games Monday at the Miguel Romero Field in Calatagan, Batangas.

Led by Muhamad Farid Abdulah and Huizaimi bib Haji Mahari, the oil-rich Brunei squad got off to a fine start, racing to a 3-0 lead in the first chukker on the way to winning its second gold in the biennial meet.

The Philippine polo team, from left, Coco Garcia, Nicole Eusebio, Jam, Eusebio, Santi Juban, coach Anthony Garcia, Rep. Mikee Romero and Antonio Veloso pose before a friendly game against Argentina at the Miguel Romero Polo Field in Calatagan, Batangas. (MB Photo / Jansen Romero)

The Philippine polo team, from left, Coco Garcia, Nicole Eusebio, Jam, Eusebio, Santi Juban, coach Anthony Garcia, Rep. Mikee Romero and Antonio Veloso pose before a friendly game against Argentina at the Miguel Romero Polo Field in Calatagan, Batangas. (MB Photo / Jansen Romero)

The gold medal win was also a vindication for Brunei after being beaten by Malaysia 7-2 in the prelims.

The Philippines and Indonesia shared the bronze.

Source: Manila Bulletin

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