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Nicol David

David Shortlisted for World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time Poll

Malaysia’s eight-time World Champion Nicol David has been shortlisted for the World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time poll alongside 23 other candidates representing sports that are included in the World Games programme.

David, 37, spent an unprecedented nine-year period atop the women’s PSA World Rankings between 2006-2015 and lifted 81 PSA titles, which is a record in the women’s game.

David retired in 2019, a year after being voted as the greatest female squash player of all time by squash fans in a poll hosted on the PSA World Tour website. Away from the tour, David was also successful on the international scene and secured three World Games gold medals as well as a bronze.

David also lifted five British Open titles, two Commonwealth Games gold medals and five Asian Games gold medals.


Away from the court, David became the youngest person ever to be awarded the title 'Dato’' from the Penang State Government and in 2008 was honoured with the Order of Merit. The highest order of 'Datuk' from the Federal Government was conferred to David by HRH The King in 2017


Voting for the World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time poll starts at Friday January 8, 2021 at 09:00 CET. Squash fans can vote for David here.

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