Datuk Nicol David, the Queen on the squash court

KUALA LUMPUR-Former Malaysian squash player Datuk Nicol David is on the verge of winning the World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time (GOAT) with a comfortable lead in the online poll.

Though being the only Asian candidate, the eight-time squash world champion had garnered 240,296 votes as of 2 pm today, to lead the race with more than 100,000-vote advantage.

Her closest competitor is Irish James Kehoe representing tug of war with 97,140 votes, followed by German Marcel Hassemeier (lifesaving) with 78,686 votes and women powerlifting athlete Larysa Soloviova from Ukraine with 68,220 votes.

The 37-year-old Penangite, the Queen on the squash court is an eight-time World Champion, a nine-time Asian Squash Champion, a six-time WISPA Player of the Year, the youngest player to win a World Junior Championship, and the first Asian woman to win the title of World #1. To add to that, she held onto that title for a record-breaking 108 months.


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