Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Biodata of an Idol

Name: Nicol Ann David

Date of Birth: August 26th, 1983

Family: Father; Desmond David

       Mother; Ann Marie David

       Sisters; Lianne & Cheryl

Education: PMR; 8A

           SPM; 9A

Achievements:

  • First international win was at Hong Kong Under-13 category.
  • She was merely 15 years old and in the process of becoming the junior champion, she beat 3 players who were ranked in the world’s top 20.
  • She won the junior championship twice and became the only 2 players in the history of squash to have achieved the feat.
  • By the time she reached 16, she was already making the world’s top 10 list and on her up.
  • She has an invincible track record in Asia after winning the Asian championship 5 times in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006.
  • In December 2005, Nicol became the youngest world champion after beating Rachel Grinham in the final of Hong Kong Open.
  • By the time she reached 16, she was already making the world’s top 10 list and on her up.
  • Nicol has an invincible track record in Asia after winning the Asian championship 5 times in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006.
  • In December 2005, Nicol became the youngest world champion after beating Rachel Grinham in the final of Hong Kong Open.
  • In January 2006, at the age of only 23 years old, Nicol reached a new height when she took over the helm as the world’s number one woman squash player.
  • Nicol is not only the first Malaysian to take over the crown but is also the first Asian woman to be ranked number one.
  • However, the number one rank was short lived to only 3 months before she dropped to number two after her failure at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
  • Many Malaysian presses predicted further down fall of her and the failure even evoked the wrath of the Sports Ministry.
  • Nicol bounced back with a bang by winning a record 51 consecutive matches and was unbeaten for 13 months before she lost to Natalie Grinham in the Seoul Open final game.
  • Nicol gained back the world number one status and is still holding it for more than a year now.
  • The Grinham sisters, Rachel and Natalie are currently Nicol’s main nemesis.
  • Her success in squash did not prevent Nicol to record impressive and outstanding academic achievement.
  • Before the exams, she would be seen juggling her time preparing for the exams as well as practicing and perfecting her skills in court.
  • On December 2007, Nicol was announced as the winner of the inaugural Asian Sportswoman of the Year winner, beating other competitors who are among 100 athletes and sports persons nominated.
  • Now a professional squash player, Nicol David is a definite role model for Malaysian and other youngsters around the globe.
  • She trains under a former world number 2, Liz Irving in Amsterdam, Holland.

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