Didn’t blog for a while, like how I’ve been telling fir, I need to find identity for this blog first, only then will I continue to blog consistently.
But like how the great man put it, “why so serius ??!?”
So today need to talk about Mohamad Azizul “the pocketrocketman” Hasni Awang, or like the commentator like to put it, “Awaeng”.
IMHO, he is the real star for our country in the Olympic. Heard about him before he left for Olympic. Knowing how our media “works”, I thought it was simply another hype. Sorry jojo.
Didn’t really follow the outcome of team sprint, since it was on working day. But during the weekends, Azizul really shown his mettle in the keirin and 200m sprint.
He won his heat in Keirin. Lucky enough that his heat was shown over and over and over again in the Astro Olympic Channel. Unlucky for him, he was “boxed” out during round 2, and only made it to 10 in classification.
Then come the 200m sprint. He recorded a 10.272s, tough didn’t break his national record, but since it was 7th fastest, faster than the like of Theo Bos (world record holder) and Ryan Bayley (defending olympic champion), man was i excited.
He lost his heat to Bayley tough, but won the repercharge easily.
Then he lost to Jason Kenny. The Brit broke the olympic record during his sprint run, just to tell the level Azizul is facing. Losing quite admirably during repercharge is where Azizul set the velodrome alight. Stefan Nimke, was 3rd fastest during sprint. He was in the same repercharge with Azizul. From the start the commentator is already talking about how people in the velodrome including he himself would like to see Azizul progress, but even Nimke is too much for the pocketrocketman. But during the last 15m, Azizul heave his bike and manage to overtake Nimke and won the repercharge to the centimeter. He earn his place to face Chris Hoy, the current Keirin and 200m sprint world champion.
Tried he is, but Hoy is too much class even for our rocketman. Unlucky for him. But he did left his mark in the world stage, he did left a mark in the olympics.
This is him against Chris Hoy, look at the difference in size 😀
From Canadian cyclist
Once the racing started, there were a few surprises on the men’s side, with defending champion Ryan Bayley (Australia), Nimke and Roberto Chiappa (Italy) all failing to make to tomorrow’s quarter final round. Hoy, Kenny, Bos, Sireau, Bourgain, Teun Mulder (Netherlands), Max Levy (Germany) and Azizulhasni Awang (Malaysia) will contest the quarterfinals. Awang is the only real new name among the remaining riders, and his blazing speed will make him a rider to watch for the future.