Cyclist Azizulhasni Awang wins Malaysia’s 2nd medal at the Olympics.
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Malaysia’s prayers at bringing home another medal from the Toyko Olympics 2020 has been answered with Datuk Azizulhasni Awang winning Silver for the kierin event held at the Izu Velodrome in Shizuoka today (8 August).
33-year-old Azizulhasni is already the 2017 keirin world champion and 2016 Rio Olympics keirin bronze medallist.
Nicknamed “The Pocket Rocketman”, Azizulhasni came in 1st in the Men’s Keirin First Round – Heat 3 yesterday (7 Aug), 2nd at the Quarterfinals today (8 Aug), and again later at 1st for the Semifinals – Heat 2.
Gold went to 33-year-old Jason Kenny, who became Britain’s most successful Olympian with 7 gold medals.
Knowing that this could possibly his final Olympic, the Kenny relied on tactics, breaking away from the pack extremely early and went on a long sprint to win the event.
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