Azizul may sacrifice sprint to focus on keirin in Paris

GOLDEN FINISH……Malaysia’s Datuk Mohd Azizulhasni Awang celebrate after beat Japan’s Kaiya Ota in Men Alite sprint final at the Asian Track Cycling Championships in Nilai velodrome yesterday. —16/06/2023/S.S.Kanesan/ The Star.

NILAI: National track cycling champion Azizulhasni Awang may have to pay a high price by skipping the final stages of the men’s sprint competition to focus on his favourite event, the keirin, at the Paris Olympics in July.

Azizul, nicknamed the Pocket Rocketman, said he might withdraw from the bronze medal race in the men’s sprint if he loses in the semi-finals so that he can conserve energy for the keirin event at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Velodrome.

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