Riding to gold: Fadhil bags men's keirin title in Hong Kong

Mohd Fadhil Zonis

PETALING JAYA: Mohd Fadhil Zonis continued to bring Hari Raya cheer to Malaysia by winning the keirin gold medal in the UCI Track Cycling Nations Cup in Hong Kong on Saturday (May 15).

The 23-year-old finished ahead of two world championship medal winners from Japan – Yuta Wakimoto and Yudai Nitta – to win the men's elite keirin title in the final at the Hong Kong Velodrome.

Mohd Fadhil reached the top-six final after finishing third in the second round heat won by Nitta earlier.

He had to win the repechage to advance to the second round.

Another Malaysian rider, Ahmad Safwan Ahmad Nazeri, finished 11th in the men's keirin competition.

It was the second medal in the championship for Mohd Fadhil, who took silver in the men's 1km time trial on Friday (May 14).

Anis Amira Rosidi also made it double joy for Malaysia by winning bronze in the women's 500m time trial.

Anis Amira posted 35.493 for third place behind Spaniard Helena Casas Roige (34.903).

Italian Miriam Vece, the 2020 world championships bronze medallist, clocked 34.022 to take the gold.

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