Azizul’s sprint outing over, Kenny and Bauge remain on course

AZIZULHASNI Awang’s outing in the sprint event came to an end in the quarter-finals after he was outpaced by Britain’s Jason Kenny at the Velodrome at the Olympic Park yesterday.

Kenny, who set a new Olympic record in the qualifying round on Friday, turned on the pace and power to win the last-eight encounter 2-0 to advance to the semi-finals.

Kenny recorded a time of 10.433s in the first race and timed 10.030 in the second.

The other three riders who reached the last four are Gregory Bauge of France, Shane Perkins of Australia and Nicholas Phillips of Trinidad and Tobago.

At Beijing 2008, Azizul finished eighth in the sprint and seventh in the keirin.

He still has the keirin event to compete in on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Kenny and Bauge remained on course for a possible Olympic final duel after battling their way into the semi-finals.

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