Sunday, October 14, 2012

Nicol David, the Avenger

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Malaysian squash queen and world number one Nicol David tasted her maiden US Open Squash Championship victory when she defeated Egypt's Raneem El Weleily on Friday. This year's tournament featured the top 10 players in the world and had $185,000 in prize money, the most in U.S. Open history.

The 29-year-old top seed edged Raneem in a four-set thriller to win 14-12, 8-11, 11-7 and 11-7 in 45 minutes and avenge her defeat to the Egyptian last month at the Malaysian Open final.

Nicol's victory at her first-ever US Open final was also a new WSA record as she surpassed Sarah Fitz-Gerald's record of 62 titles with her 63rd.

Nicol David is the Champ!

I made the morning trip to Tunku Abdul Rahman College in Kuala Lumpur’s Jalan Genting Kelang in Setapak to attend the TARC Toastmasters Club meeting. I had promised Eric Low a year ago and I fulfilled my promise on Saturday. It was one of the best attended meetings I have been to because there were about fifty-five people crammed in a classroom to hear speeches and evaluations. I was there as the General Evaluator and also the Evaluator for an Advanced speech. A good meeting that deserves a 7 out of a 10. And even better, they started the meeting on time.

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