Nicol David

Nicol David

Nick Name
: Duracell Bunny
Born
:26 Aug,1983
Age
:35 years, 9 months
Location
:George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Website
: http://www.nicoldavid.com/
 

About Nicol David

Datuk Nicol Ann David  is a Malaysian female professional squash player, currently ranked world number 3. Beginning in August 2006, David was the world number one for a record-breaking 108 consecutive months, finally ceding the ranking in July 2015 to Raneem El Weleily.She has won the World Open title a record 8 times in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, as well as the British Open title in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2014.


Career Highlights:

  • In 1999, she won the Women's World Junior Squash Championships held in Antwerp, Belgium, and became the youngest female world junior champion at the age of 15.
  • In 1999, she also registered wins at major junior tournaments including the British Junior Open (Under-17 Champion), the German Junior Open (Under-19 Champion), and the Asian Junior Champion for both individual and team events.
  • In 2000, she joined Women’s International Squash Players Association (WISPA) and earned her first WISPA title. The following year, she successfully defended her World Junior Squash Championships title and also won the individual event in the Asian Junior Squash Championships.
  • In October 2005, Nicol David became the first Malaysian to win a British Open title and the first Asian to be crowned in the women’s category. Same year, she also won the World Open in Hong Kong and achieved the world number one ranking for the first time in January 2006.
  • In 2006, she successfully defended her World Open title defeating Natalie Grinham in the final which is recalled as ‘one of the great finals of the Women’s World Open’. In December 2006, she was voted the best female player of the year consecutively for the second time.
  • In 2008, Nicol David won ten tour titles and retained her world number one position in the December Women's World Squash Rankings.
  • In 2009, she won her second Seoul City Open and also retained her World Games women's singles title. In September, she moved into her 41st month as world’s number one in the Women's World Rankings.
  • In 2010, she earned her sixth title in the Kuala Lumpur Open tournament; she had previously won it in 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2008. She also won the women's singles final of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, held in Delhi.
  • Between 2011 and 2014, she has won numerous championships including Hong Kong Open, US Open, British Open, and the World Open.


Nicol David Achievements

Awards & Achievements:

  • In January 2006, Nicol David became the first Malaysian and the first Asian woman to be ranked World number one in squash. In 2008, she accomplished an incredible feat by not losing a single match in the complete calendar year.
  • She has won the World Open Championship consecutively five times from 2008 –2012 and the Asian Squash for a record eight times between 1998 and 2011.
  • She received the Order of Merit (Darjah Bakti) or D.B., becoming the first recipient of the award since its establishment in June 1975.
  • She was honored with the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri Award (DSPN), which carries the title ‘Datuk’. She was recognized as the youngest person ever to be conferred Datukship in Penang.
  • From 2005 to 2010, Nicol David received the title of WISPA Player of the Year, six times in a row


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