He, however, will not bow out without giving a good fight and he has the form to show it. At the Asian Championships in Kazakhstan last month, he grabbed the individual sprint gold and a silver in the keirin.
“My aim in any race is to be on the podium. I always believe that I can win and I will put 110% effort into it,” said Azizul.
In New Delhi, Malaysia returned with a 1-1-1 haul. Besides Josiah’s keirin gold, Rizal Tisin clinched a silver in the 1km time trial event. The men’s team sprint of Azizul, Josiah and Rizal contributed a bronze.
This time, Malaysia are banking on retaining the keirin gold and a bronze through Fatehah Mustapa in the women’s 500m time trial.