Ridwan happy at last after being named keirin winner


Awash with relief: Johor’s Mohd Ridwan Sahrom reacts after he was reinstated as the rightful winner in the keirin. — FAIHAN GHANI/The Star

HAPPY, sad ... and happy at last.

Cyclist Mohd Ridwan Sahrom, the younger brother of Olympian Mohd Shah Firdaus, had to go through an emotional roller coaster before the Johorean was finally proclaimed as the Malaysia Games (Sukma) keirin king.It was sheer jubilation when he crossed the finishing line with his fists pumped up in the air, then came the shock of disqualification as he slumped, brooding in one corner.

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