#Rio2016: Can Azizulhasni make it count? He thinks so

National track cyclist, Azizulhasni Awang is at the peak of his confidence as he aims for a medal at the Rio Olympics.

The Terengganu-born athlete will be making his third Olympic appearance and he believes now is the best time for him to get a top 3 placing, as he banks on the effectiveness of his intensive training stint in Portugal with coach, John Beasley.

According to Azizulhasni, or more fondly known as the Pocketrocketman, he is currently feeling at his best and he can’t wait to get on the track.

“I was on the podium two years ago at the World Championships in Paris and I clinched bronze in the same competition this year.

Photo credit: ERA FM
Photo credit: ERA FM

“Based on the said achievements, I’m on the right track and if we look closely, the same cyclists from the World Championships will be in action in Rio, with maybe one or two new faces,” he told the press.

The 28-year-old has also likened his current form to former Olympic gold medallist Chris Hoy, who dominated the sport when he was 30.

“My training sessions have been increasing each year, so I feel I have reached a different level now,” he added.

The men’s keirin will begin on 16 August.

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