32-year-old cyclist Azizulhasni Awang won a bronze medal at the Berlin World Championships yesterday, 27 February
According to Berita Harian, Azizulhasni managed to collect 2,560 points which allowed him to come in third place.
"I am thrilled to have received this recognition, my hard work in training had definitely paid off," said Azizulhasni, who will attend the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
"I will always try my best, and to always maintain this position," added Azizulhasni.
This is Azizulhasni's third time winning a bronze medal after competitions in Yvelines (2015) and London (2016)
This is his first competition since winning gold in the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in 2017
New Straits Times reported that Azizulhasni had minor injuries during his training that may have disrupted his schedule.
He had a severe injury on his finger and had to do a minor surgery, and was also involved in a high-speed crash during the Brisbane leg of the World Cup series in December.
Azizulhasni achieved his first historic win during the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Hong Kong:
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