Commonwealth Games: 'Duracell Bunny' Nicol David still energised to keep on going

Malaysia's Nicol David playing a shot during her quarter-final match against England's Alison Waters at the Commonwealth Games. David eventually lost to New Zealander Joelle King in the semi-finals.
Malaysia's Nicol David playing a shot during her quarter-final match against England's Alison Waters at the Commonwealth Games. David eventually lost to New Zealander Joelle King in the semi-finals.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Malaysia's Nicol David playing a shot during her quarter-final match against England's Alison Waters at the Commonwealth Games. David eventually lost to New Zealander Joelle King in the semi-finals.

To understand why Nicol David, her squash powers fading with each passing year, continues to persist, a clue arrived last Friday night on the Gold Coast.

While her compatriot Sivasangari Subramaniam was facing second seed Kiwi Joelle King on the adjacent glass showcourt at the Oxenford Studios, the Malaysian former world No. 1 was stuck in a tough 20-minute opening game against Samantha Cornett.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2018, with the headline ''Duracell Bunny' David still energised to keep on going'. Print Edition | Subscribe