Home > Sport > Other Sports
Tuesday February 19, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday April 17, 2013 MYT 12:34:38 AM
BUKIT JALIL: Squash queen Nicol David’s tireless effort to push for the sport’s inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games programme received the thumbs-up from the National Sports Council (NSC).
And the government body will continue to support and back Nicol to see her dream of getting squash into the Olympics fullfilled.
On Saturday, the six-time world champion Nicol managed to get the support of tennis star Roger Federer to intensify the sport’s campaign to get into the Olympics.
The endorsement of Federer, winner of 17 Grand Slam titles, came in the wake of International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s decision to drop wrestling from the Games and this has given an opportunity for squash to get included.
NSC’s elite programme director Ariffin Ghani said Nicol’s latest move to get Federer’s support was a tremendous boost for her campaign.
“Nicol is already an icon in squash but she is also very driven in pushing for squash to be an Olympic sport. We admire her committment,” said Ariffin yesterday.
“We do hope her dream will come true. Even if she does not get to compete as player in the Games, we hope that she will be able to ensure that the future generation of squash players get to play in the Games.
“We are happy that there are few juniors coming through after Nicol and players like Low Wee Wern will surely benefit if the sport makes it.
“NSC have been very supportive of squash and we will continue to give our 100% backing.”
For the record, besides squash, the other sports hoping to get into the Olympic Games programme are karate, wushu, baseball and softball.
Tags / Keywords:
Others, Sport, Sport, nicol push for squash in olympics
14 picked for Top Sport Star awards
The show goes on for Malaysian Open golf with new promoter
Unity event a big success
Invasion of the Spartans
Reds’ statement of intent
Marquez takes British GP pole in record time
Thor hopes for funding to complete world snooker tour
OCM's first-ever woman sec-gen fancy the challenges ahead
Legendary trainer Cummings dies aged 87
Relations with Rossi better than ever, says Lorenzo
Five unusual ways to build endurance for a marathon
Wet tissues and vouchers from store
Obama says world must reach climate deal in Paris 'while we still can'
Say it with pictures
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)