|Full name||Mohd Azizulhasni bin Awang|
5 January 1988 |
Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||67 kg (148 lb; 10.6 st)|
|Dungun Cycling Team|
|2009||Bike Technologies Australia|
Mohd Azizulhasni bin Awang (born 5 January 1988) is a Malaysian professional track cyclist. Azizulhasni, was the winner of gold medals in the keirin and 200m sprint events at the Asian Cycling Championships in April 2008. He was a flag bearer for Malaysian team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He was the highest placed Asian cyclist at the Olympics, finishing eighth in the keirin. In 2009, Azizul became the overall winner of the Keirin event in the 2008–2009 World Cup after obtaining two gold medals. Azizul became the first Malaysian to win a medal at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, when he won silver in the men's sprint event at the 2009 World Championships in Pruszków, Poland. In the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, he won bronze in the keirin event and became the first Malaysian cyclist to win a medal at the Olympics. He is referred to as Azizul the pocket rocket due to his small stature.
Azizul Hasni Awang was born in Dungun, Terengganu, Malaysia. He is the eighth of nine children in his family. He received his primary education at Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu 48 in Dungun, and continued his secondary studies at the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sultan Omar in Dungun, before transferring to National Sport School in Bukit Jalil.
Azizul began his career after watching his brother racing. He was coached by the Dungun Cycling Team before entering the Sport School. He was thankful to his late father for giving him a second hand bicycle as a reward after he obtained 7A 1B in his Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR). Azizul received three offers from MRSM, Science School, and the Bukit Jalil Sports School after his PMR. At that time he had an ambition to be either a physician or an athlete and ultimately chose the Sports School due to his interest in cycling.
Azizulhasni's greatest achievement is winning the bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil in the keirin category. Among his other achievements is winning the silver medal at the 2009 World Championships in the sprint category and the silver medal at the 2010 World Championships in the keirin category.
In February 2011, Azizul was involved in a crash during the final of the keirin event in the World Cup leg in Manchester where he suffered serious injury when a 20 cm wooden splinter pierced through his leg. He was ruled out of the World Championships that year.
- 2008 – Asian Cycling Championships, Men's sprint
- 2009 – Asian Cycling Championships, Men's sprint
- 2008–2009 – 1st place, 2nd round 2008–2009 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Men's keirin
- 2008–2009 – 1st place, 4th round 2008–2009 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Men's keirin
- 2009 – 2009 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Men's sprint
- 2009–2010 – 1st place, 4th round 2009–2010 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics, Men's keirin
- 2010 – 2010 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Men's keirin
- 2010 – 2010 Asian Games, Men's keirin
- 2016 - 2016 Summer Olympics, Men's keirin
Azizul is studying sports science (Bachelor of Sport Movement) at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. In 2015 he was recognised by Victoria University for his achievements and awarded a blue.
Azizul married Athiah Ilyana bt Abd Samat on 30 January 2010. The couple live in Melbourne with their two daughters.
- "Athlete Biography – AWANG Mohd Azizulhasni". Beijing Olympics official website. Archived from the original on 9 August 2008.
- Azizulhasni Awang profile at Cycling Archives
- "Azizulhasni Awang ruled out of World Championships after surgery on splinter". Mail Online. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
- "VU scholar brings home bronze in Rio". vu.edu.au. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
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- "Azizulhasni's bronze medal, the fruit of family sacrifice". Malay Mail. 17 August 2016.