Malaysian Squash Star Sivasangari Is World Games' Athlete Of The Month

The World Games awarded the title to Sivasangari Subramaniam for demonstrating extraordinary resilience after overcoming a severe car accident in 2022.

Cover image via The World Games (Facebook) & New Straits Times

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Malaysia's top women's squash player, Sivasangari Subramaniam, has been awarded the title of Athlete of the Month for April by The World Games

This honour comes on the heels of her exceptional performance at the London Classic, where she bested many other highly-ranked players to be crowned the tournament's champion.

The World Games, established in 1981, hosts thousands of elite athletes every four years. For many athletes worldwide, it's the pinnacle event.

The World Games said Sivasangari was awarded the title for demonstrating extraordinary resilience after overcoming a severe car accident in 2022

"World number 13, Sivasangari Subramaniam, won the prestigious GillenMarkets London Squash Classic, beating world number one Nour El Sherbini in the quarter-final, world number four Nele Gilis in the semi-final, and world number two Hania El Hammamy in the final.

"And all this only two years after she was in a life-threatening car crash, where her head, spine, and neck were badly injured and doctors feared she might never walk again. Well, she walks — and she wins," the organisation's Facebook post read.

Sivasangari's victory at the London Classic is a landmark achievement, making her the first Malaysian to win a Gold-level event since Datuk Nicol Ann David in 2015

Despite grappling with mobility challenges following her accident, Sivasangari continues to shine.

She also bagged two gold medals at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and won the PSA World Tour Bronze-level Hong Kong Football Club Open last year. 

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