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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Latar Belakang Azizulhasni Awang a,k.a The Pocket Rocketman

Salam semua,

Pasti ramai antara kita yang melihat acara keirin akhir yang melibatkan pelumba negara iaitu Azizulhasni Awang. Seperti yang kita semua tahu, beliau mendapat tempat keenam dari semua pelumba.

Walaupun mendapat tempat keenam, kita rakyat Malaysia tetap boleh berbangga dengan pencapaian beliau. Bukan mudah untuk anak Melayu dapat peluang bersaing di peringkat Olimpik. Untuk entri kali ini saya ingin berkongsi serba sedikit latar belakang beliau.

Kredit kepada www.london2012.com

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Olympic Games
YearVenueSprintKeirinTeam Sprint
2008Beijing, CHN8107

World Championships
YearVenueSprintKeirinTeam Sprint
2011/2012Melbourne, VIC, AUS279
2009/2010Ballerup, DEN122
2008/2009Pruszkow, POL2116

Asian Games
YearVenueSprintKeirin
2010Guangzhou, CHN41

Asian Championships
YearVenueSprintKeirinTeam Sprint
2011/2012Kuala Lumpur, MAS22
2010/2011Nakhon Ratchasima, THA33
2010/2011Sharjah, UAE885
2009/2010Tenggarong, INA141

World Cup Overview 2008 - 2012
YearVenueKeirin
2010/2011Manchester, GBR3
2010/2011Cali, COL1
2009/2010Beijing, CHN1
2009/2010Melbourne, VIC, AUS2
2008/2009Beijing, CHN1
2008/2009Melbourne, VIC, AUS1


World Cup (Ranking)
YearKeirin
2011/201210
2010/20111
2009/20101
2008/20091


Nickname
The Pocket Rocketman. (The Malay Mail, 29 April 2010)


Hobbies
Blogging, playing golf, cooking. (Twitter, 10 Feb 2012)

Occupation
Athlete, Student

Education
Sport Management - Deakin University, Melbourne, VIC, AUS

Family
Wife Athiah Ilyana

Language(s) spoken
Malay, English

Club name
Yayasan Sime Darby, Kuala Lumpur, MAS

Coach
John Beasley [national] (AUS) (sports.mylaunchpad.com.my, 20 Jan 2012)

Injuries
In 2011 he dislocated a knee while attempting to mount a fixed wheel bike at an even in Indonesia. (uk.eurosport.yahoo.com, 07 Jun 2012)

His calf muscle was skewered by a 20cm shard of the wooden track during a crash in the keirin final at the 2011 World Cup event in Manchester. The crash, coming of the final bend, wiped out five of the six participants with Awang managing to get back on his bike to claim bronze before collapsing to the floor and being stretchered to hospital. (YouTube, 21 Feb 2011; dailymail.co.uk, 22 Feb 2011)

Additional information
Start of sporting career
He began at the age of 10 at his hometown Dungun. (Sime Darby Professional Track Team, 2010)

Reason for taking up this sport
He followed his brother to a local cycling club and was spotted by a senior coach. (uk.eurosport.yahoo.com, 07 Jun 2012)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning the Malaysian sportsman of the year award. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2010)

Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2010)

Awards
In 2011 he was named the named the Outstanding Athlete of the Yayasan Sime Darby team and presented with 20,000 Malaysian ringgit. (yayasansimedarby.com, 30 Mar 2011)

He was named 2009 Malaysian Sportsman of the Year. (New Straits Times, 02 May 2010)

He was the Malaysia flagbearer for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (thepocketrocketman.blogspot.com, 28 Mar 2011)


General
NATIONAL FIRST

His victory in 2009 World Cup in Melbourne made him the first Malaysian to win gold at a World Cup event. (thepocketrocketman.blogspot.com, 28 Mar 2011)

CHARITY WORK
In 2011 he participated in a charity race organised by his team, Yayasan Sime Darby, to raise funds for leukemia patients in Malaysia. (yayasansimedarby.com, 2011)

Previous Olympics
Beijing 2008


Sumber : http://www.london2012.com

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