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Azizulhasni wins bronze medal in thrilling keirin final at Worlds

Azizulhasni Awang sent a major warning to all his rivals by claiming a brilliant bronze medal in the Keirin event at the World Track Championship earlier today.

The 27 year-old had a poor start in the initial stages of the race, before pulling off a stunning comeback to finish closely behind Germany’s Joachim Eilers as well as New Zealand’s Edward Dawkins to claim the bronze.

This amazing feat comes as a timely response to silence his critics after Azizul failed to secure a Rio slot for the sprint event, having not made it past the qualifying stages of Worlds earlier last week.

Photo Credit: NST
Photo Credit: NST

But the Terengganu-born cyclist remained upbeat in the aftermath of his failure, claiming that it was a blessing in disguise as he would not be able to only focus on the keirin event.

“I can now look at the failure in a positive way because I have a better chance to get an Olympic medal as I can focus solely on the keirin in Rio,” he was quoted as saying by The Star.

Now that Azizul is done with the World Track Championships, he will be shifting his focus towards the Rio Olympics, where he’s looking to win Malaysia’s first ever medal in track cycling.

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