Monday, November 22, 2010

16th Asian Games 2010: Nicol, Azlan hand Malaysia squash double gold

GUANGZHOU: Five-time World Open champion Nicol David clinched a third Asian Games title today with compatriot Mohamad Azlan Iskander completing a Malaysian double with the men’s gold.

Top seed David carved out a 11-8, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7 win over Hong Kong’s Annie Au.

The victory follows the Malaysian star’s Asiad gold triumphs in Kuala Lumpur in 1998 and Doha four years ago.

David, who has been world number one for a record 56 consecutive months, arrived in Guangzhou having won the Commonwealth Games title in New Delhi in October.

Men’s top seed Iskander, the silver medallist in Doha four years ago, took just 39 minutes to see off promising Pakistan player Aamir Atlas Khan 11-6, 11-7, 11-6 in the final.

Asian champion Iskander made sure the Games title stayed in Malaysian hands for a third successive Asiad after compatriot Ong Beng Hee had won in 2002 and 2006.

*Taken from NST Online

**To get Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games' Medal Tally, click here.

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