Nicol David listed among 20 best athletes in the world

National squash ace, Nicol David was chosen as one of the greatest athletes in the world by The Telegraph, a British newspaper publication.

The world no. 3 was praised by the publication for her domination in squash as she placed 17th out of 20 sportspersons.

“Not many athletes can claim to have enjoyed the sort of dominance Nicol David has had in the world of squash.

“The 32-year-old Malaysian was world number one for a record 109 months until September last year, and has won three gold medals at World Games, two Commonwealth golds, and a remarkable eight Open World titles,” said The Telegraph.

Some of the most prominent athletes in the world were included in the list, with the likes of football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, sprint king Usain Bolt and the most successful Olympian of all-time, Michael Phelps.

  1. Simone Biles (Gymnastics)
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Football)
  3. Usain Bolt (Athletics)
  4. Chris Froome (Cycling)
  5. Jessica Ennis-Hill (Athletics)
  6. Serena Williams (Tennis)
  7. LeBron James (Basketball)
  8. Michael Phelps (Swimming)
  9. Novak Djokovic (Tennis)
  10. Lindsey Vonn (Skiing)
  11. James Anderson (Cricket)
  12. Odell Beckham Jr (American football)
  13. Mo Farah (Athletics)
  14. Katie Ledecky (Swimming)
  15. Dustin Johnson (Golf)
  16. Sonny-Bill Williams (Rugby)
  17. Nicol David (Squash)
  18. Genzebe Dibaba (Athletics)
  19. Ashton Eaton (Decathlon)
  20. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Athletics)


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