Thursday, October 7, 2010

CWG: Josiah Wins Keirin Gold Amidst Controversial Disqualification Of Azizulhasni

From P.Vijian

NEW DELHI, Oct 6 (Bernama) -- Josiah Ng clinched the men's keirin gold, amidst controversy, after national top cyclist Mohd AzizulHasni Awang who won the race earlier was disqualified.

The New Zealand team was believed to have protested after the event and officials stripped Azizul's gold for moving off his line in the final lap.

With Azizulhasni disqualified, Josiah took the gold ahead of England's David Daniell who secured the silver and New Zealand's Simon Van Velthooven grabbed the bronze.

Josiah who becomes the first Malaysian to win a Commonwealth Games gold in cycling, also becomes the first Asian cyclist to win a medal in the Commonwealth Games track cycling event, after Australia had completely dominated the events -- taking the first five gold medals from six contested.

This is the second medal for Malaysia today after shooter Benjamin Khor and Khor Seng Chye managed to win a bronze in the double trap shooting event this morning.


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