Mohd Rizal Tisin

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Mohd Rizal Tisin
Personal information
Full name Mohd Rizal Tisin
Born (1984-06-20) 20 June 1984 (age 33)
Klang, Selangor,  Malaysia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
2012 YSD Track Cycling Team

Mohd Rizal Tisin (born 20 June 1984 in Klang, Selangor) is a Malaysian professional track cyclist.[1] He represented his nation Malaysia at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and later established the nation's historic milestone as the first Malaysian to claim a track cycling medal at the 2009 UCI World Championships and at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Racing career[edit]

Tisin qualified for the Malaysian squad in the men's team sprint at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing by receiving a berth for his team based on the nation's selection process from the UCI Track World Rankings.[2] Tisin, along with his teammates Azizulhasni Awang and Josiah Ng, posted a sterling Malaysian record of 44.725 and an average speed of 60.368 km/h to grab a seventh spot for his team from the opening prelims, before losing out to France (44.822) in the first round match.[3][4][5]

In 2009, Tisin established the nation's historic milestone by claiming the bronze for Malaysia in the men's four-lap kilometre time trial (a national record of 1:01.658) at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Pruszków, Poland.[6][7]

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, Tisin redrafted his cycling career resume as he took home the silver in the men's 1 km time trial (1:02.768), following shortly by his team campaign with a bronze medal effort in the men's sprint race (45.378).[8][9] A month later, at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, Tisin and his teammates Awang and Ng could not replicate a striking effort in the same event after losing out the bronze medal match to Iran.

Tisin continued further to reach the summit of his career when he managed to add two more medals, including his gold in the 1 km time trial, at the 2011 Asian Cycling Championships in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.[10] Shortly after his fruitful success, Tisin sought his intention to return to the BMX track cycling, where he started his sporting career as a teenager. Tisin's hopes and decision to temporarily leave his sporting discipline were thereby pinned on selection for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[11]

In June 2013, Tisin ended his short lapse to focus again on track cycling and gear up for future international competitions, following an unsatisfactory result and his decision to miss an opportunity for his second Olympic bid.[12]

Career highlights[edit]



  1. ^ "Mohd Rizal Tisin". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Tham, Choy Lin (14 August 2008). "Fast Track At Olympics Velodrome Raises M'sian Cyclists' Hopes". Bernama. South-South Information Gateway. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Men's Team Sprint Qualification". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Men's Team Sprint First Round". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 19 August 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Gallagher, Brendan (15 August 2008). "Great Britain smash two records in first cycling session". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Germany's Nimke wins men's time-trial". USA Today. 27 March 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Awang, Guo and Tisin put Asia on cycling map". 31 March 2009. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Cyclist Rizal Tisin claims first-ever medal in track cycling for Malaysia". The Star (Malaysia). 6 October 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Ng makes history with Keirin Gold". Delhi 2010. 6 October 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Cycling: Azizul staying sharp". New Straits Times. 21 January 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  11. ^ Thomas, Steve (5 July 2011). "Malaysian keirin ace Tisin now fixed on BMX". New Straits Times. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  12. ^ "Rizal returns to track after BMX career". Sports 247 Malaysia. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 

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