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Squash champ Nicol David promotes LV/UNICEF campaign


16 Jan 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 12, 2017: Malaysia’s squash legend Nicol David features prominently in a campaign to raise funds for needy children around the world. Nicol, the eight-time world champion, five-time British Open champion and nine-time Asian champion, is also a United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador for Malaysia.

On Thursday, luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton and UNICEF launched #MakeAPromise day, showing their continued support for raising funds to protect the most vulnerable children around the world. “Let's come together and give these children hope for a better life through this campaign,” says Nicol in her Facebook post, which attracted over 2,500 Likes in the first couple of hours.

With over 900,000 followers on Facebook, the 33-year-old squash champion from Penang is one of the most popular athletes in Asia, and her achievements on the squash court and humanity off it have earned her many awards. In 2008, Nicol was awarded the DSPN in Malaysia, giving her the title of Dato’ (the equivalent of Dame in Britain) and also the Order of Merit.

She won the Asian Games women’s squash singles gold medal at Bangkok 1998, Doha 2006, Guangzhou 2010 and Incheon 2014, when she was named on the eight-strong shortlist for the Samsung MVP Award, as well as two singles gold medals at the Commonwealth Games. Nicol has also held the world No. 1 ranking for a total of 112 months during her trophy-laden career, and has been named World Squash Association Player of the Year seven times.
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