In a historic feat, Sivasangari has etched her name in the annals of squash history as the first Malaysian to clinch a Professional Squash Association (PSA) Tour gold-level final since the legendary Datuk Nicol David in 2015. Her remarkable journey from uncertainty to triumph underscores not only her exceptional talent but also her unwavering resilience and determination.

Defeating formidable opponents, including world No. 1 Egyptian El Sherbini and world No. 4 Nele Gilis of Belgium, Sivasangari's path to victory exemplifies her extraordinary skill and mental fortitude. Reflecting on her sensational performance, Sivasangari expressed her elation, emphasizing the significance of overcoming formidable challenges.

Attributing her success to her past experiences, Sivasangari credits her resilience and strength for her remarkable performance at the Asiad.

“I dedicate this win to my family, my coaches (David Palmer and Ajaz Azmat), my mental training and strength trainer, and all my supporters back in Malaysia. A huge thank you to my sponsors for always believing in me.”

With her sights set on the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, Sivasangari remains steadfast in her pursuit of excellence. Grateful for the unwavering support of her family, coaches, and supporters, she dedicates her triumph to their unwavering belief in her abilities.

Having secured Asian Games individual and team titles in 2022, Sivasangari now aims to ascend to the Top 10 rankings and exhibit greater consistency on the world tour. Her recent sponsorship deal and unwavering commitment to her craft underscore her dedication to achieving her lofty goals.

“The win is a big confidence booster. Beating these top players is not a one-day job. I have put in a lot of work for the past couple of years,” said Sivasangari, who recently signed a sponsorship deal with a local bank.

As she looks ahead to future tournaments, Sivasangari remains focused on maintaining her composure and enjoying her squash. Long way to go, Champ!

Source : Yahoo News , PSA World Tour
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