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Sivasangari is crowned Athlete of the Month of the World Games

Last year, Sivasangari also won two gold medals at the Hangzhou Asian Games in October 2022.

Last year, Sivasangari also won two gold medals at the Hangzhou Asian Games in October 2022, and the PSA World Tour Bronze title Hong Kong Football Club Open in November.  - Photo by The World Games

Last year, Sivasangari also won two gold medals at the Hangzhou Asian Games in October 2022, and the PSA World Tour Bronze title Hong Kong Football Club Open in November. – Photo by The World Games

KUALA LUMPUR – National squash talent S. Sivasangari has been honored by the World Games as Athlete of the Month for April in recognition of her remarkable performance at the inaugural London Classic, where she became champion by defeating top players last month.

According to The World Games Facebook post tonight, the recognition came from her inspiring journey of overcoming adversity to achieve remarkable success after a challenging incident.

“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 the world Hania El Hammamy in the final.

“And all this just two years after she was in a life-threatening car accident that severely injured her head, spine and neck and left doctors fearing she might never walk again. Well, she runs – and she wins,” it said.

As World Games athlete of the month, Sivasangari will receive a diploma and a branded gift.

Last Saturday, PSA World Tour named Sivasangari as PSA World Tour Players of the Month for April.

In 2022, Sivasangari suffered life-threatening injuries in a road accident that kept her out of the Commonwealth Games and caused mobility problems in her neck.

The national number one is now looking back at her best with her London Classic title, the first Gold-level event won by a Malaysian since the great Datuk Nicol Ann David in 2015.

Last year, Sivasangari also won two gold medals at the Hangzhou Asian Games in October 2022, and the PSA World Tour Bronze title Hong Kong Football Club Open in November. – BERNAMA