Malaysia makes it double, Atlas brings home the silver


GUANGZHOU: Five-time World Open champion Nicol David clinched a third Asian Games title on Sunday with compatriot Mohamad Azlan Iskander completing a Malaysian double with the men’s gold.
Top seed David carved out a 11-8, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7 win over Hong Kong’s Annie Au. The victory follows the Malaysian star’s Asiad gold triumphs in Kuala Lumpur in 1998 and Doha four years ago. David, who has been world number one for a record 56 consecutive months, arrived in Guangzhou having won the Commonwealth Games title in New Delhi in October.
“This gold medal means a lot to me,” said David. Men’s top seed Iskander, the silver medallist in Doha four years ago, took just 39 minutes to see off promising Pakistan player Aamir Atlas Khan 11-6, 11-7, 11-6 in the final.