PETALING JAYA: Nicol David's bid for a fourth successive World Games squash gold medal ended in a shock loss to Hong Kong's Joey Chan in the semi-finals.
The world No. 6 lost 11-7, 10-12, 11-5, 4-11, 5-11 in the match in Wroclaw, Poland .
It was the eight-time world champion's first ever defeat to world No. 19 Chan in nine meetings.
It also marked the first time that the 33-year-old Penangite has lost to another Asian player .
David's last defeat to an Asian rival was during the 2002 Asian Games final in Busan, South Korea. Then she was beaten by Hong Kong's Rebecca Chiu.
Meanwhile, the left-handed Chan will go on to face top seed Camille Serme of France in the final.
World No. 3 Serme downed Britain's Fiona Moverley 11-6, 11-5, 11-7 in the other semi-final.