Mohd Azizulhasni Awang, the renowned national track cycling champion known as ‘The Pocket Rocketman,’ displayed his exceptional prowess once again as he secured his fourth gold medal in the exhilarating men’s Sprint event at the 2023 Hong Kong International Track Cup II, held at the prestigious Hong Kong Velodrome yesterday.
With an extraordinary display of speed and skill, Mohd Azizulhasni outshone his competitors, including South Korean rider Kang Seojun, according to the official website of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
Adding to his illustrious track record as the 2017 keirin world champion and the silver medallist in the keirin event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the Pocket Rocketman had already claimed three gold medals in the sprint and keirin events at the one-day Hong Kong International Track Cup I over the past two days.
Another talented national track cyclist, Muhammad Fadhil Mohd Zonis, showcased his remarkable skills and determination, securing a well-deserved third-place finish, and earning himself a bronze medal.
The Pocket Rocketman’s dominance in the Hong Kong Track Cup 1 and 11 competitions has been truly exceptional, as he swept the sprint and keirin gold medals since the competition commenced last Friday.
However, national women’s track cyclist Anis Amira Rosdi, despite her valiant efforts, narrowly missed out on a podium finish, settling for fourth place in the keirin final.
The podium was dominated by three South Korean riders, with Lee Hye-jin claiming the gold, Kim Ha-eun securing silver, and Cho Sun-young earning the bronze medal.
With these thrilling performances and outstanding achievements, Malaysian track cycling continues to shine on the international stage, solidifying its position among the world’s elite.
The nation celebrates the triumphs of its exceptional athletes, who inspire and ignite a passion for cycling across the country.
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