Pocket Rocket takes host to mag­i­cal 111

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

PETALING JAYA: “Pocket Rocket Man” Az­izul­hasni Awang pro­vided Malaysia its tar­geted 111th gold, mak­ing it a key mo­ment in the host’s SEA Games cam­paign.

Az­izul­hasni rode to gold in the men’s in­di­vid­ual sprint on Mon­day.

Malaysians watched with bated breath as the count­down to the tar­get got hyped up right af­ter Malaysian rhyth­mic

Malaysian sprinter to win the 100m crown, af­ter Nazmizan, Gu­narat­nam Ra­jalingam (Bangkok 1967) and M. Je­gath­e­san (Kuala Lumpur 1965).

How­ever, Khairul limped out of the 200m race with ham­string in­jury.

He also had to pull out of the 4x100m, putting paid to his triple-goal hope. gym­nast Amy Kwan Dict Weng de­liv­ered the 100th gold medal in style by win­ning the rib­bon ap­pa­ra­tus fi­nal ear­lier.

The tally rose via gym­nas­tics, div­ing, silat, squash, and hockey re­spec­tively, be­fore the cy­cling team de­liv­ered the 109th, 110th and 111th golds.

Khairul out­paced Eric Shaun Cray of the Philippines and Ji­rapong Meenaprafrom of Thailand in the 100m dash. Az­izul­hasni screams in de­light af­ter win­ning the men’s sprint in­di­vid­ual gold. Na­tional gym­nasts show off the gold medals in team rhyth­mic gym­nas­tics at the Malaysia In­ter­na­tional Trade and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre yes­ter­day.

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