Azizulhasni pulls out of Track Nations Cup with adductor injury

KUALA LUMPUR: Former world No 1 Azizulhasni Awang withdrew from the second leg of the Track Nations Cup in Cairo today after picking up an adductor injury.

The 35-year-old will also skip the third and final leg in Milton, Canada next month.

The Dungun-born announced his withdrawal on his social media account today, stating it was made after consulting a doctor.

The keirin specialist sustained the injury during training in Cairo.

It is a blow for the Rocket Pocketman, who had corrective heart surgery last April.

The Tokyo Olympic silver medallist made a superb start to the year by winning the keirin silver in the first leg in Jakarta last month.

National coach John Beasley said: "We do not want to take a risk. We have decided to start the recovery and prepare him for our next Class 1 event in Belgium in mid-April."

Beasley added that Fadhil Zonis will replace Azizulhasni in the keirin and sprint events in Cairo.

Fadhil will compete in the team sprint together with Shah Firdaus Sahrom and Ridwan Sahrom later today.

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