Malaysian Olympic Games Track Cycling Representative
Full Name: Mohd Azizulhasni B. Awang
D.O.B. : 5 Jan 1988
Place of birth: Dungun, Terengganu
Education: Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Sports Science at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.
• Asian Track Championship 2008 (Keirin): Gold
• Asian Track Championship 2008 (200m sprint): Gold
• Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (Keirin): 8th place (Top Asian Cyclist)
• UCI Track World Cup 2009 (Keirin): Gold
• World Cup 2008 – 2009 (Keirin): Winner
• World Championships 2009 (Sprint): Silver
• UCI Track World Cup 2010 (Keirin): Bronze
• UCI Track Cycling World Championships 2010, Ballerup: Silver
Had it not been for watching his brother race, Azizul may well be on his way to become a doctor. Citing the medical profession as his first ambition, Azizul had never dreamt of becoming a professional cyclist. In fact, it was his late father who recognized his talent and gave him a second hand bicycle after he had obtained 7As and 1B in his Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR). Azizul entered the sport field at a tender age and there was simply no stopping him. He was trained under the Dungun Cyling Team during his formative years and later pursued his cycling career when he enrolled at the National Sport School, Bukit Jalil.
Known as the “Pocket Rocket”, the world’s number one blasted onto the global arena with an impressive haul of medals at numerous world meets. He made history when he won the main keirin final in the second leg of the UCI Track World Cup in 2009 to become the first ever Malaysian gold medalist at the World Cup stage. But perhaps his most inspiring victory came when his calf was pierced by a 9-inch splinter in the final lap of the 2011 World Cup. Bruised and battered, he picked himself up, and staggered towards the finish line to claim bronze.
Steering the hopes of a nation with his passion, grit and determination, Visa is proud to make Azizul, Malaysia’s representative in Team Visa.
p/s: Such an inspiration. You are truly our Malaysian HERO!