Squash queen Nicol David ‘delighted’ her life story to be biopic

KUALA LUMPUR: Nicol David (Photo), the most successful squash player of all time, said she was “thrilled and upset” that her life story was immortalized in an upcoming biopic.

The Malaysian is an eight-time world champion and spent an unprecedented nine years as world number one between 2006-2015.

“I have always dreamed of one day telling my story, of being able to inspire everyone to work hard for what they want to accomplish,” she wrote on Facebook earlier this week.

The 37-year-old retired from the sport just two years ago after a distinguished career spanning two decades.

The film “I am Nicol David” will be produced by Malaysian company Ace Pictures. It will be in English, and the producers will be looking for an actress in Malaysia to play David.

Production is still in its early stages, with the screenplay currently in development.

David has also won five British Open titles, two Commonwealth Games gold medals, five Asian Games gold medals and three World Games gold medals.

Her reign at the top of the world rankings ended in September 2015, but she continued to break records, achieving the longest unbroken run in the world top five at 143 months.

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