Monday, December 5, 2005

Nicol is world squash champion

HISTORY MAKER: Nicol David hoisting the World Squash Open championship trophy in Hong Kong last night. The victory is expected to push her ranking to World No. 1 when the new list comes out in January.—STARpic by KAMAL SELLEHUDDIN

Malaysia's Nicol David capped a superb year-long run in squash by bagging the prestigious title in the World Squash Open championship in Hong Kong yesterday.

The 22-year-old lass, currently ranked third in the world, was in devastating form as she powered to 8-10, 9-2, 9-6, 9-7 win over world No. 2 Aussie Rachael Grinham to emerge as the first Malaysian, first Asian and the youngest woman world squash champion.

Read article: Nicol is world squash champion...The Star

CENTRE OF ATTENTION: World champion Nicol David with the Grinham sisters, runner-up Rachael (left) and Natalie. – STARpic BY KAMAL SELLEHUDDIN

Related article: Squash queen rules the world...The Star


  1. May be not all sportwomen are beautiful...

    (hidding under the table)

  2. Robin, body-builders not lah but I thought the ladies in the tennis circuit are Wowee!

  3. Anonymous10:35 PM

    She is a champion, everyone is happy for her. But what i really dun like bout malaysia is, after someone wins something huge, they will start to claim credit.

  4. Hi Rob, thanks for visiting. You've got a point there but I think it's only natural. Who would want to associate with losers?

  5. Anonymous10:23 AM

    We can't say that's natural. The credit should go to herself!

  6. Hi englee, thank you for sharing ur thoughts. Right you are but human nature being what it is, people will tend to claim credit for themselves. It's not such a good thing but it happens. I totally agree with you that Nicol deserves all the credit - no doubt about that.