Thursday, September 23, 2010

Nicol David a truly Malaysian success

Nicol wins World Open
September 23, 2010 ,The Malaysian Insider News

CAIRO, Sept 23 — Datuk Nicol David captured her 5th World Open squash title yesterday, in dominant fashion, securing her place in the pantheon of great squash players and edging her closer to be being the greatest female squash player ever. Nicol, 27, was always in control in the final against Egyptian Omneya Abdel Kawy winning in straight games 11-5, 11-8 11-6.

My focus was strong throughout the tournament, ” she said after the match to“I really wanted this. I didn’t want to let it slip.”“It’s amazing that I can do something that Sarah [Fitz-Gerald] has done, because she’s such a great player.”Australian Fitz-Gerald’s five titles are now matched by Nicol.
What a good example Nicol David has shown to us? She has make us proud as Anak Malaysia. As a sportswoman, she has performed extremely well and very consistent in games that she participated. She will go down in history to be the greatest female squash player ever had. A legend is born.

Despite of all winnings and world titles she had at the moment, she was humble of her achievements. She was also good in study. If I am not mistaken, she was the former student of SMK Convent Green Lane, Penang. Despite of  the pressure of international squash, Nicol has never neglected her studies and has indeed achieved excellent results by scoring 7As in her SPM examinations in 2000. She is really a good model for us especially the youths to emulate. I hope that the school authorities could invite her to give motivational talk to inspire the students. Nicol, I am proud of you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your post. I would like to use it as part of my lesson, if it's ok.