To succeed, be always humble


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 21 Dec 2006

PENANG: Nicol, remember to be humble always, advised Chief Minister Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon. 

“If you (Nicol) are not humble, it could lead to (your) downfall,” he said at a reception to celebrate Nicol David’s success in retaining the world champion title. 

Nicol also won gold at the Asian Games in Doha. 

Nicol David: Two-time world champion andDoha Asian Games gold medallist.

The state government presented her a watch at a reception that was attended by about 80 guests. 

Nicol has been promised a condominium developed by Penang Development Corporation after winning the world championship last year. 

“This time around we are not going to give her another condominium as we are more interested in ensuring that she can continue to retain her title for good (for a long time),” Dr Koh said. 

“What is more important now is for Nicol to climb higher to become the player who holds the No. 1 title the longest time. 

“Nicol will have to work harder if she wants to retain the title at least for five consecutive years to break the record.”  

Dr Koh said the state government would discuss Nicol’s training programme with the National Sports Council (NSC), the State Sports Council (SSP) and the Squash Rackets Association of Malaysia (SRAM). 

Nicol expressed her gratitude to every onefor their continuous support.  

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