PETALING JAYA: Even a hero wants a journey As quickly as Shortly.
And with that in thoughts, monitor biking head coach John Beasley has given Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Azizulhasni Awang his blessing to skip the World Championships in Roubaix, France from Oct 20-24.
Azizul Might be the most adorned Malaysian bike owner When it Includes the world meet having gained An complete of seven medals.
His final two podium finishes have been bronze medals gained in keirin and dash On the 2020 version in Berlin, Germany.
It is going to be The primary time in 10 yrs that Azizul Will not be competing On the earth meet since he skipped the 2001 version to recuperate from a freak damage the place his left calf was pierced by a wooden splinter after crashing at A contest weeks earlier.
Beasley said Azizul had carried out Greater than enough for Malaysian biking in Tokyo and deserved The prospect To primarytain out of the limelight for once.
“Let him Sit again, odor the roses And luxuriate in his Olympics silver medal win. We will have him again ready for movement subsequent yr,” said Beasley.
“Azizul has not seen his household (in Melbourne) for A the placeas and his spouse is anticipating their third baby.
“It’s additionally not potential for him To return to Australia After which head out for the world championships as a Outcome of He isn’t going to be in a situation to carry out with the time wasted on travelling,” said the Aussie.
Azizul licensed for the world meet by advantage of worthwhile the dash title On the 2020 Asian Cycling Championships in South Korea.
Malaysia will now be banking on Tokyo Olympian Mohd Shah Firdaus Sahrom and Mohd Fadhil Zonis to ship The merchandise On the earth meet.
Fadhil will be a part of Shah Firdaus to compete not simply in dash and keirin However in addition Inside the 1km time trial.
Fadhil is the Asian doc holder Inside the 1km time trial and gained gold On the Track Cycling Nations Cup in Hong Kong in Might.
Shah Firdaus warmed the hearts of many Collectively with his gutsy journey To Obtain the keirin quarter-finals regardless of a nasty crash Inside The primary spherical in his Olympics debut.
“I’ve extreme hopes on The two However it’s additionally going to be A great studying course of for them on The biggest Method to have extra self-confidence,” added Beasley, who has not returned to Melbourne since June.