After 20 years being the squash queen and repping Malaysia, Nicol David has decided to retire from the sport. The 35-year-old will officially withdraw from playing squash in June at the end of the 2018/2019 Professional Squash Association (PSA) season.
Nicol’s been world champion eight times and she acknowledges her efforts stating that she’s “ready and happy to announce her retirement”. She’s proud of being the only Malaysian to have these achievements under her belt and being recognised on an international level.
“This is a moment that every athlete must go through – to explore fully on what more there is in store for them. I am now at this point in my life, ready to take on more beyond the pro tour,” Nicol says.
Her sensibility and wisdom makes us love her for the person that she is. We want to pay a tribute to our beloved squash athlete and list out all the reasons why she’s amazing!
she’s been on fire her whole career
Nicol’s had an outstanding career surpassing some of the world’s greatest players in the sport. In case you didn’t know, she’s held the title for the World’s Number 1 female squash player for nine consecutive years until September 2015. She’s the first Asian and Malaysian to achieve this!
She’s also won 8 World Open titles, 5 British Open Titles and 9 Asian Squash Championships.
In 2005, she proved to be one of the best in the sport being defeated only twice that year.
She also became the youngest to win the Woman’s World Junior Squash Championships in 1999 in Antwerp, Belgium when she was 15.