Rio 2016: Azizulhasni wins bronze medal for Malaysia

Rio 2016: Azizulhasni wins bronze medal for Malaysia

Go the distance

Text: Rachel Au

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Cyclist Azizulhasni Awang has pedalled his way to deliver our second medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics

We've been following the Rio 2016 Olympic Games news every day with our breaths held and almost a week after the Pandelela-Jun Hoong diving pair won Malaysia's first medal, it was announced that cyclist Azizulhasni Awang has won us a bronze medal at the men's keirin event. 


According to the news, it was a nerve-wrecking keirin final as the event had to be restarted twice due to supposed infringements and the pressure was definitely heightened for Azizulhasni. He told reporters, "I thought I had won the silver but when it was shown that I won bronze, I wasn't disappointed."


"I gave it my best and I dedicate the bronze to all Malaysians. They have supported me since I was young and I hope I have repaid their faith in me."


"What I want to do now is return to Malaysia and spend some time with my family. It has been a tiring experience but one that has been worth it," he added.

Azizulhasni Awang wins bronze medal in Rio 2016 Olympics

The gold medal went to Great Britain's Jason Kenny while silver was won by Matthijs Buchli of the Netherlands.


The remaining Malaysian contenders are Tan Wee Kiong and Goh V Shem (badminton men's doubles), Lee Chong Wei (badminton men's singles), Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying (badminton mixed doubles), Pandelela Rinong and Nur Dhabitah Sabri (women's diving), Ooi Tze Liang (men's diving), Michelle Koh and Kelly Tan (golf). 


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