Thumbs up from an emotional Nicol as squash gets into 2028 Olympics

Great news: Former great Nicol David may have missed her chance to play squash in the Olympic Games but her successor S. Sivasangari will get a chance, now that the sport has been included in the 2028 Olympic Games programme in Los Angeles.

PETALING JAYA: Eight-time squash world champion Nicol David can't help but be emotional after the sport was included in the 2028 Olympic Games programme for the first time.

Squash is one of the five sports that have been included in the Los Angeles edition of the Olympics, together with cricket, flag football, baseball-softball, and lacrosse.

The 40-year-old Nicol, who dominated the sport for a long time, has been one of the greatest advocate to get the sport in the biggest multi-sport Games and she was happy that the sport has finally been given its due recognition.

"It's quite emotional to get squash in after 30 years of bidding for place in the Olympic Games," said Nicol, who retired from the sport in 2019.

"All the hard work, blood sweat and tears have finally paid off for our beloved squash to be acknowledged as an Olympic Games sport.

"Congratulations to an amazing squash campaign team for making it a reality finally for squash and for our future of this sport."

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