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Poor start by Malaysian junior cyclists at world meet

Last update: 15/08/2019
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) -- Malaysian junior cyclists failed to impress in the opening day of 2019 UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championship held at the Oderlandhalle in Frankfurt, Germany, on Wednesday (Thursday in Malaysia).

The Malaysian trios - Mohammad Fariz Haikal Mohd Kadir, Muhammad Ridwan Sahrom and Ahmad Safwan Ahmad Nazeri - placed 10th out of 16 teams, after clocking 46.724 seconds in the men’s team sprint qualifying round.

India pulled off a major surprise after winning the gold medal by clocking 44.625 seconds, followed by Australia with silver (44.681s), while Great Britain settled for bronze (45.009s), according to the official tournament website at https://jwm-frankfurt.de.

Meanwhile, the national quartet comprising Muhammad Amir Farhan Haizeman, Muhammad Ibni Hissham Abd Rauf, Mohammad Justin Felix Nagel and Abdul Azim Aliyas, also failed to qualify to the first round in the men’s team pursuit when they finished at 17th place out of 18 teams by clocking 4 minutes 26.196 seconds in the qualifying round.

The final round of the event will take place later today.

Earlier, France set a new world record at 4 minutes and 00.384 seconds during the Heat 3 race against Russia which clocked 4:02.543 seconds.

Russia held the previous record of 4:00.972 seconds posted in the 2017 edition.

-- BERNAMA





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