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Azizulhasni awarded with two more entries in MBOR
Published on: Friday, April 21, 2017

Kuala Lumpur: National cycling ace Mohd Azizulhasni Awang was on Thursday awarded with not one, but two more entries in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) – for being the first Malaysian to win a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics (2016) and to win the World Track Cycling Championships (2017) – both through his favourite event, the keirin.

The cyclist, nicknamed "The Pocket Rocketman", had his first entry into the MBOR as the country's first cyclist to clinch the silver in the World Track Cycling Championships in Poland in 2009.

Speaking at the presentation of the MBOR certificate on Thursday, MBOR founder Tan Sri Danny Ooi said Mohd Azizulhasni's deserved the recognition not only for his outstanding achievements, but also to inspire the country's junior cyclists.

Also present were Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF) president Datuk Abu Samah Abd Wahab, vice-president Datuk Amarjit Singh Gill and National Sports Council (NSC) management services division director Ariffin Mohd Ghani.

Mohd Azizulhasni said he did not expect to be awarded with more entries in the MBOR after getting the first eight years ago.

"I am so proud to see my name being listed in the Malaysia Book of Records. It's part of the country's history and all Malaysians out there can see it in this book." – Bernama

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