Pocket Rocket takes host to magical 111
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.