Azizulhasni & Yeoh Fail To Deliver The Gold
LONDON – An Olympics gold medal remained elusive for the Malaysian contingent after two Malaysians competing in two finals of the 2012 London Olympics failed to deliver the much awaited medal.
After Datuk Lee Chong Wei contributed a silver from badminton on Sunday, Malaysia were banking on Mohd Azizulhasni Awang to deliver the country’s first gold medal since taking part in the Olympics at the 1956 Melbourne Games.
After clearing the first round and semifinals of the Men’s individual keirin, the 24 year-old rider from Dungun, Terengganu, advanced to the final, riding besides world class riders who had strings of victories under their belt.
Trailing the five other riders in the first four laps, Mohd Azizulhasni, dubbed as the Pocket Rocketman, tried to rocket to the front but was blocked by Netherlands rider Teun Mulder, who is also three times world keirin champion.
Mohd Azizulhasni had to be satisfied with sixth spot.
In another final, national diver, Yeoh Ken Nee who was making an Olympic comeback, finished in 10th spot in the Men’s 3m Springboard event.
The 29-year-old diver from Kuala Lumpur collected a total 437.45 points.
The London Oylmpics is his second the Sydney Games of 2000.
He had to skip the Athens 2004 Games to further his studies and did not qualify for the Beijing Games.
Wednesday, day 12th of the London Games, the highlights will be at the Aquatic Centre.
Pandelela Rinong anak Pamg and Traisy Vivien Tukiet will be in action in the preliminary rounds of women’s 10m platform diving event. – BERNAMA