ACC re­wards Az­izul for world suc­cess

New Straits Times - - Sport -

AZIZULHASNI Awang is to re­ceive a cash in­cen­tive of US$5,000 (RM21,680) from the Asian Cy­cling Con­fed­er­a­tion (ACC) af­ter his suc­cess at the World Track Cy­cling Cham­pi­onships in Hong Kong last month.

Azizulhasni had stunned the field in Hong Kong to win the world keirin ti­tle.

ACC trea­surer Datuk Amar­jit Singh Gill said the de­ci­sion was made dur­ing the ACC man­age­ment board meet­ing held in Dubai last Satur­day.

“Dur­ing the meet­ing, I made a spe­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tion to the board mem­bers that Az­izul’s achieve­ment in Hong Kong to be ac­knowl­edged by ACC as his feat has not only brought hon­our to Malaysia but to Asia as a whole by suc­ceed­ing in the World Cham­pi­onships.’

At the meet­ing, the ACC de­cided to lobby to the Olympic Coun­cil of Asia (OCA) to re­in­state the num­ber of track events back to 10 in­stead of the cur­rent seven.

“ACC pres­i­dent, Osama Al Sha­far, will be writ­ing to OCA to im­press on the stand by ACC,” said Amar­jit. Farah Azharie

Azizulhasni Awang

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