Squash Queen Nicol David Wins Sixth Asian Games Gold

Updated: 23 September 2014 12:31 IST

Malaysia's Nicol David outclassed compatriot Low Wee wern 9-11, 11-6, 11-5, 12-10, but had to work to defend her Asian Games title after losing the first game.

Squash Queen Nicol David Wins Sixth Asian Games Gold
Nicol David in action during Asian Games. © AFP

Incheon, South Korea:

Malaysia's world number one Nicol David fought back from a game down to overcome compatriot Low Wee Wern and take the Asian Games women's squash gold on Tuesday. (Asian Games Day 4 Live Blog | Tally | Schedule)

David eventually outclassed her young opponent 9-11, 11-6, 11-5, 12-10, but had to work to defend her Asian Games title after losing the first game. (After Asian Games bronze,  'Hobby shooter' Abhinav Bindra eyes Rio Olympics)

David, 31, now has three Asian Games singles golds to add to her seven World Open titles. (Saurav Ghosal squanders lead, misses chance to win historic squash gold)

Low, facing her idol in a major final for the first time, was far from overawed and put in a spirited performance with some flashes of brilliance.

David's experience shone through as she fought back from game ball down in the fourth set to claim the gold.

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