Thursday, August 21, 2008

Azizulhasni Ends Debut With Battling Finish Against World Champion

By Tham Choy Lin

BEIJING, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- Cyclist Azizulhasni Awang ended his Olympics debut with a rousing sprint against world champion Chris Hoy in the individual quarterfinals.

Although he lost, he was given a pat on the back by several other teams for giving the much-experienced Briton a tough fight.

"I'm proud and encouraged because many of the other teams praised me. In the first race, I tried to follow him closely until half of the final lap and tried to overtake him and it was close," said the pint-size rider who tailed across by less than a wheel.

In the second bout, the Malaysian, who thrilled the crowd Sunday with a wheelie after making the quarterfinals, battled hard, pushing Hoy to a fighting finish, with the Briton clocking 10.302s.

Azizulhasni said that overall he was satisfied with the unexpected Olympics outing because he was targeting the 2012 London Olympics.

"I had not expected to all of a sudden qualify for Beijing. But this is a good preparation for London," he said.

The 20-year-old who made headlines by emerging as the Asian sprint and keirin champion this year said he had learnt a valuable lesson from his tactical blunder in the keirin.

"I don't know how it happened. I wanted to stay in front but somehow I was at the back . I will not make this mistake again." said Azizulhasni who failed to qualify into the keirin final.

For Azizulhasni, the only non-Caucasian in the last eight, the opportunity to race against Hoy clearly delighted him.

"I raced him in a heat before in Germany but this is the quarterfinal. After the race, officials from the other camps came over and said I have a good future... I'm very encouraged," he said.

Before he heads back to training in Melbourne, Azizulhasni will be returning to Dungun for the Hari Raya celebrations.

"I haven't been home for a long time," he quipped.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Azizul only Asian to qualify for sprint quarter-finals

Azizul qualified for the sprint after finishing first in the repechage.

TRACK cyclist Azizul Hasni Awang showed remarkable character in beating the odds to reach the quarter-finals of the 200m sprint at the Laoshan Velodrome yesterday.

Azizul was down in the dumps after failing to break into the keirin final but he put the disappointment behind him and clocked a flying lap of 10.272 for the seventh fastest time in the first round qualification.

The 20-year-old Olympic debutant was unfortunate to be drawn against 2004 Athens Olympics gold medallist Ryan Bayley of Australia and lost the duel to go into the repechage

However, the Malaysian pulled through to the last 16 when he beat Japan's Kitatsuru Tsubasa and Poland's Lukasz Kwiatkowski.

It was another repeat in the last 16 round. He was beaten by British rider Jason Kenny but showed true grit in coming back to finish ahead of German Stefan Nimke and Italian Roberto Chiappa in the repechage.

Azizul is the first Malaysian to enter the quarter-finals of the 200m sprint competition at the Olympics, which is held on a knockout basis

Josiah was the first to qualify for the 200m sprint at the Athens Olympics four years ago and finished 11th.

Azizul is the only Asian in the quarter-finals today.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


Dear Malaysians,

Pray for me in my next event tomorrow..
Thanks a lot for the support!

Men's Sprint Quarterfinal - Heats
Its gonna start at 5.20 pm tomorrow...
HEAT 1(5.20PM)


Men's Sprint Qualifying

1 GBRChris Hoy 9.815*73.357
2GBRJason Kenny 9.857*73.044
3 GERStefan Nimke 10.064*71.542
4 FRAKevin Sireau 10.098*71.301
5 FRAMickael Bourgain 10.123*71.125
6GERMaximilian Levy 10.199*70.595
7 MASMohd Azizulhasni Awang 10.272*70.093
8ITARoberto Chiappa 10.314*69.808
9NEDTheo Bos 10.318*69.780
10 AUSMark French 10.337*69.652
11 JPNKazunari Watanabe 10.346*69.592
12AUSRyan Bayley 10.362*69.484
13 NEDTeun Mulder 10.373*69.410
14 JPNTsubasa Kitatsuru 10.391*69.290
15 USAMichael Blatchford 10.470*68.767
16CHNLei Zhang 10.497*68.591
17 POLLukasz Kwiatkowski 10.504*68.545
18 RUSDenis Dmitriev 10.565*68.149
19CZEAdam Ptacnik 10.56968.123
20 GREVasileios Reppas 10.96665.657
21 ESTDaniel Novikov 11.18764.360

Friday, August 15, 2008



dont miss it!!

Salam to everyone,

Please pray for me and friends in our next events in OLYMPIC BEIJING.
starting from 15 August 2008-Men's Team Sprint
16 August 2008-Men's Keirin
17 August 2008-Men's Sprint

I'll try my best ..and thanks for having sometime to visit my blog..
Keep visiting and i appreciate all the comments so much...
Thanks a lot! Pray and support from all of u really encourage me to do the best for Olympic.MALAYSIA BOLEH!!AZIZUL BOLEH!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Azizul and Co make the country proud in colourful opening ceremony

Azizul and Co make the country proud in colourful opening ceremony

FOR a brief moment, the eyes of the world were on the Malaysian contingent in China’s grand coming in party for the Olympic Games last night.

Malaysia were the 10th contingent to step into the Bird’s Nest Stadium after Madagascar. The order for contingents in the march past was based on the number of strokes written for the names of their countries in simplified Chinese character.

Chef-de-mission and two-time Olympian Datuk Ho Koh Chye led the Malaysia contingent, clad in orange and gold coloured Malay traditional outfits, out of the dug-out. And the spotlight was also on track cyclist and double Asian champion Azizul Hasni Awang, who carried the Jalur Gemilang proudly into the stadium.

The rest of the Malaysian athletes who trooped out along with the officials were swimmers Leung Chii Lin and Siow Yi Ting, divers Leong Mun Yee, Elizabeth Jimie, Pandelela Rinong and Bryan Nickson, cyclists Josiah Ng, Mohd Edrus Yunus and Rizal Tisin.

Malaysian sailor Kevin Lim, who is competing in his fourth Olympics, also took part in the opening ceremony. Kevin came all the way from the sailing host city of Qingdao, nearly 800km away from Beijing, along with his coach, Vedat Alpagut.

All nine shuttlers were absent from the opening ceremony duties, leaving team manager Datuk Lim Teong Kiat and singles coach Wong Tat Meng as the representatives.

So were archers Cheng Chu Sian, Mohd Marbawi Sulaiman and Wan Khalmizam Wan Abdul Aziz, swimmers Lew Yih Wey, Daniel Bego and Khoo Cai Lin and weightlifter Amirul Hamizan Ibrahim. They were athletes who had events to look forward to over the next two days.

Greece, by tradition as the birthplace of the Olympics, were the first of the 204 contingents to enter the stadium. But the loudest cheers were for hosts China, who have their largest ever contingent of 639 athletes.


Bejing Started 080808

MEGAH: Atlit lumba basikal negara, Mohd Azizulhasni Awang mendahului kontinjen negara sebagai pembawa Jalur Gemilang pada upacara pembukaan gilang-gemilang di Stadium 'Sarang Burung'� malam tadi.

Monday, August 4, 2008

pembakar semangat

berderau darah siot tengok video nih..tanx to abang bab and abang fly..

no more abg fly

after abg bab da tamat mission die kat abg fly nye turn plak..abg fly tamat mission die and fly balik mas pada saturday 2/8/08..banyak experience and knowledge yang abg fly kongsi ngan we all semua semasa time beliau kat sini..tanx abg fly for the gym session..tanx for the nice pics..tanx for ice bath..tanx for stretching..and tanx for sumalahh..dari zaman batu sampai ler ke zaman skang..ok..salah and silap..kasar and lembut kite kire 0-0 ok..nanti ade mase lepak okeh..
p/s:bilak mauk bawak kamik ke sarawakk??

Friday, August 1, 2008

byebye abg bab(!_!)

diz is from abg bab~tanx lot

abg bab a.k.a abang nizar a.k.a our psychologist telah tamat misi beliau as staf sokongan tuk membantu kami suma disini 4 olympic game di beijing..last day bersama kami..beliau telah wat last presentation tuk kami semua yg amat bermakna and amat membakar semangat kitorang sume..and dpt souvenir gak..hehe..spanjang beliau berada dsini,telah byk bakti dan ilmu yang dicurahkan..tenkiu sgt2 abg bab..hope leh cooperate again with ya..
p/s:nnt saya blk jgn lupa blaje makan taw:)..but if saya dpt GOLD,saya ler yg blanje:P..
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