Monday, January 24, 2011

Nicol David - Malaysian Idol

She is not only the "Malaysian most trusted person", she is the world champion, not only for squash, but also for Malaysia.

She should be a Malaysian idol for all young people in Malaysia.

Nicol David, the Malaysian world Champion – unbeaten in the whole of 2010 – collect the WISPA Player of the Year award for the sixth year in a row! (

Datuk Nicol Ann David is a Malaysian female professional squash player. She is currently ranked world number 1 in women's squash, and is the first Asian woman to achieve this. She won the British Open title in 2005, 2006 and 2008, as well as the World Open title in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Nicol is the first squash player to have won the World Junior title twice; in 1999 and 2001 under the tutelage of Richard Glanfield. She remained the only female squash player to have achieved this, until Raneem El Weleily emulated Nicol's feat by winning her second World Junior Championship in 2007. Nicol joined WISPA and turned professional in 2000 when she won her first WISPA title, after only a month in the tour. The victory came in February, when she defeated Salma Shabana in the final of the Savcor Finnish Open. On June 7, 2008, Nicol David was honoured with the Order of Merit (Darjah Bakti) or D.B. in conjunction with the birthday of the His Majesty Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin. She was the first recipient of the award which was established on June 26, 1975. Nicol was also invited to carry the Olympic torch for Malaysia during the build up to the Athens Olympics in 2004 and being appointed as UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for Malaysia.

Nicol David's other notable achievements include the Asian Squash Championship, which she won with a record of seven times (in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010).

(source: wikipedia)

Nicol has also obtained the WISPA Player of the Year on five consecutive occasions, from 2005 until 2009. Now she won again in 2010 for six consecutive years.

Nicol David, Malaysian Idol from Penang....

Syabas, Congratulation with a warm hand shake from Penang lang.....

Note: I missed her final in Asian Games recently in Guangzhou, my family arrived at the stadium and were not able to buy tickets, miss the chance to support my Penang idol, Nicol David.

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