Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Azizulhasni is OK

Let us all pray our pocketrocketman Azizulhasni Awang, Asian keirin champion and Beijing Olympics quarterfinalist in the sprint, recovers quickly from his latest mishap in the Cologne Grand Prix, his final race ahead of the London Olympics. Malaysian local daily Utusan Malaysia carried the report here

Coach John Beasley has given the assurance Azizulhasni, or Jojo to his friends, will be ready to saddle up on Aug 4 for the sprint. Three days later he will renew his rivalry with 2008 triple gold medallist and current world champ Chris Hoy, who is also Team GB's flagbearer in the opening ceremony, Australia's Shane Perkins, Dutchman Teun Mulder and France's Mickael Bourgain.

Pics courtesy of Beasley's FB

"Hi all as you can see Azizul is fine, these are nothing to him, he has some superficial skin loss on the usual places, arm, shoulder, hip, otherwise he is alright. It is nothing and after a couple of easy days he will be ready to go. His form is good so we will now try to keep him healthy leading into the Games which is always hard in the village where there is so many people from all over the world. I will write a report at the airport tomorrow if I have time." John Beasley on his Facebook wall.

With the surgery to remove a nine-inch splinter from his calf muscle after a spectacular crash in the Track World Cup in Manchester still rankles...and widely reported, refer here, his fellow Malaysians wish Azizulhasni the best of luck.

The lad from Dungun has checked into the London Games Village with fellow track cyclists Josiah Ng and Fatehah Mustapa.

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