Awang needs to increase weight ahead of 2016 Olympic Games

Malaysian sprinter looks to improve on London experience

SIXTH SPOT: Azizulhasni (right) vies with Chris Hoy (front) who crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in the London Olympic Games men’s keirin final cycling event at the Velodrome in the Olympic Park in East London. — AFP photo

His result was an improvement, however Malaysian sprint ace Azizulhasni Awang will concentrate on building his strength ahead of what is hoped will be his third Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero in 2016.

On Tuesday, the 24-year-old finished sixth in the keirin final at the London Olympic Games after being swamped on the final bend with Sir Chris Hoy (Great Britain) winning his sixth Olympic Games gold medal. Awang had been forced to race on the front but was eventually boxed in by his more-powerful competitors. In the sprint, Awang finished eighth in the final standings.

Awang finished 10th in the keirin at the Beijing Games and the following year claimed a silver medal in the sprint at the World Championships in Poland. In 2010 Awang also won silver in the keirin at the World Championships in Denmark and the finished the 2010-11 World Cup as keirin champion.

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