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Unheralded Amar rewrites national junior record with silver


Stellar show: Amar Danial Masri in action during the men’s junior 1km time trial event of the Asian Track Championships at the National Velodrome in Nilai yesterday. — FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

Stellar show: Amar Danial Masri in action during the men’s junior 1km time trial event of the Asian Track Championships at the National Velodrome in Nilai yesterday. — FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

NILAI: Unheralded junior cyclist Amar Danial Masri pulled a surprise for the hosts by delivering a silver medal on the third day of the Asian Track Championships in Nilai.

The 18-year-old clocked a superb 1:03.735 in the men’s junior 1km time trial event to erase the previous national junior record of 1:03.962 held by Muhd Firdaus Zonis since 2014.

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