by Audrey Goon
Our all-time favourite squash player promulgated her official retirement at the end of the 2018/2019 Professional Squash Association (PSA) season in June...
I know, I am slowly dying inside too
The heroin of squash first got into the sport as she was ‘running around excessively’, was then given a racquet and a ball...and that was how all of this started.
Beginning her career professionally in 2000, she won her first Women's International Squash Players Association (WISPA) title at 16, setting the record as the youngest WISPA title winner.
The Penangite title-holder of world squash championships reigned the courts with tons of accomplishments, as such:
Fact Bomb: She was also the youngest person in Malaysia who was conferred the "Dato" title from the Penang State Government in 2008! Aged only 25 at that period, this is such a venerable achievement. Later in 2017, she was granted the “Datuk” title.
Here’s a recap of one of her greatest fightback moments when she saved 4 match-balls in World Championship, facing Raneem El Welily. (wishing I could save my life like this)
Click HERE !
Undoubtedly, she is also incredibly loved by fans and was voted as the greatest female squash player in a netizens’ voting system conducted by the Professional Squash Association in 2018.
Her illustrious career and incessant passion in presenting her best inspired many of us Malaysian youths to be assiduous in chasing our dreams. The devil works hard, but Nicol David works harder.
During an interview, the queen postulated that she did not wish to have the future generation of Malaysia to replicate her, but instead to create something new.
Her vision inspired us to believe that prospective generation can provide a pillar of aspiring and probable future, filled with glory and success.
Thank you to my childhood idol for proving to all of us that female power is indeed beyond mankind’s imagination. We wish you the best in every path that you undertake in your forthcoming life stages.
All the best Datuk Nicol for your ninth competition and last World Championship title later this week! We love you, our iconic queen!! ❤