Nicol honoured by Malaysian PM
is proud to announce that Malaysia’s Nicol David, who
has led the women’s world rankings since 2006, has been
honoured by her Prime Minister.
Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
welcomed David at his office to congratulate the 28-year-old
from Penang on creating history by winning a record sixth
world title last month in the Netherlands.
The Prime Minister Najib Tun
Razak hailed national squash queen Nicol Ann David today as
the country’s most successful sports icon, saying her
ability to defend the world title for six consecutive years
“On behalf of the government and the people Malaysia, I
would like to extend heartiest congratulations to Nicol,” he
said. “Nicol should be made a role model because she is the
most successful sports icon in our country’s history,” he
Nicol David followed her
success in Rotterdam by claiming her 57th WISPA
World Tour title at the Hong Kong Open,
then still found time to lead the
WSF Ambassador Programme
visit to Latvia at the end of November before heading home
to Malaysia for an end-of-year break.
country’s most successful squash player of all-time was
greeted by hundreds of fans on arrival at Kuala Lumpur
International Airport – all eager to see her world
championship gold medal.
“I played my best match ever to win my sixth World title,”
admitted David after her remarkable Rotterdam triumph.
“But I would happily trade all my six world titles for
WISPA Chairman and Acting CEO
Ingrid Lofdahl-Bentzer was delighted to hear the news
“Nicol is a phenomenal athlete and champion, as well as a
great ambassador for the game of squash. She deserves every
recognition for her achievements – of which there surely
will be more to come!”