Cyclist Mohd Shah bags bronze in keirin final

HANGZHOU: Tokyo Olympian sprinter Mohd Shah Firdaus closed his Asian Games campaign with a second bronze medal on the final day of the track cycling competition at Chun'an Jieshou Sports Velodrome here.

Mohd Shah came in third in the keirin final on Friday (Sept 29) night behind South Korean Kang Seo-jun while Zhou Yu brought joy to the hosts by taking the gold.

The 27-year-old, who took bronze in the men's sprint on Thursday, showed good form throughout the keirin competition. He won his first round heat to advance straight to the semi-finals.

Mohd Shah then put up a classy performance to win the second semi-final heat ahead of China's Zhou Yu and South Korean Kang Seo-jun.

Japan's Shinji Nakano won the first semi-final heat ahead of Kazakhstan's Andrey Chugay and China's Liu Qi.

The top three cyclists from the two semi-final heats advance to the final.

Mohd Fadhil Zonis was eliminated in the semi-final stage earlier.

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