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EP4: Underwater Rugby, That's A Sport?

Genevieve Yeo, FATUWR | Issac Tan, FATUWR

01-Aug-23 21:00

EP4: Underwater Rugby, That's A Sport?

In our monthly series titled "That's A Sport?", this episode will be exploring the sport of underwater rugby. Originated in Cologne, Germany during the 1960s ,the game was designed to keep scuba divers fit during the winter season. As the name suggests, it is a full-contact game played in a deep pool with two teams of six players each. The objective is to score goals by placing a negatively buoyant ball (filled with saltwater) into the opponent's basket located at the bottom of the pool on either end of the playing area.

Underwater rugby stands out as the only genuine 3D-team sport where both the ball and the players can utilize all three dimensions, akin to flying underwater. While underwater rugby has yet to establish itself in Malaysia with no active clubs, Asia's first underwater rugby club was formed across the causeway in Singapore. In this episode, we're joined by Genevieve Yeo, who serves as the club's president, along with Issac Tan, to delve into the fascinating world of underwater rugby, chart its rise in popularity in the region, as well as hopes for the future of UWR.

That's A Sport is a brand new monthly series where we look to explore and discover some lesser known sport around the globe.

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Produced by: Daryl Ong

Presented by: Daryl Ong

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