He was within a whisker of becoming another world champion in our midst. Still congratulations, Azizulhasni Awang. It was an almost Polish-ed performance in Poland by the pocketrocketman. The Dungun-born rider lost to Frenchman Gregory Bauge over three rounds in the men's sprint final in Pruszkow, a day after Rizal Tisin pedalled to the bronze in the 1km race in the UCI track cycling World Championship. A silver and a bronze however signal Malaysia's intent for the Asian Games 2010 and London Olympics 2012.