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Datuk Nicol Ann David

Born on August 26, 1983 in Penang, Nicol is considered the greatest squash player of all time. Some of the records she holds include: World No.1 for 108 consecutive months, the longest reigning World No.1 squash player, 8 times World Champion, 10 times Asian Champion, 2 Commonwealth Gold medals and 5 Asian Games Gold medals. She was crowned the greatest athlete of all time in World Games history 2021, and is considered one of Malaysia’s most trusted personalities.

Her upcoming mission is to give back to the next generation. In June 2022, she launched her non-profit organisation, The Nicol David Organisation, in Kuala Lumpur, with the mission of empowering girls and boys through sport and education. She provides an after school programme that includes Squash and English tutoring to low and mid income children, where she serves as the Head Coach. The programme currently has 120 children, and her dream is to see it expand all around Malaysia and reach 5,000 children.

She has been awarded an Honorary Masters in Arts by Nottingham University in 2006, Doctorate in Science from University Sains Malaysia in 2019, and recently, an honorary doctorate by Heriot-Watt University in 2022 as Doctor of the University.
Her other involvements include Academy Member for Laureus and National Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP Malaysia. In 2023, she was appointed Deputy Chef de Mission and will be leading the Malaysian contingent to the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Making an impact is to give back to the next generation of my country because I want to share everything that I gain in my career through competing professionally and life experiences with children, in hopes that they may create their own journey in their lives, and create an impact on their future.

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