Thursday, 5 May 2011

ISN Will Continue To Monitor Azizulhasni's Recovery And Fitness - Dr Ramlan (BERNAMA)

KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 (Bernama) -- National track cyclist Mohd Azizulhasni Awang who has resumed light training will continue to undergo physiotherapy treatment at the National Sports Institute (ISN) before returning to his training base in Melbourne, Australia.

"I have started light training (pedaling) since Monday...but just light pedaling exercises to regain my momentum after a long lay off since February. Previously I was only involved in light training like swimming, jogging and gym exercises," he told Bernama Wednesday.

Fresh from being crowned as the Terengganu Sportsman of the Year for the second consecutive year, said his injury that he had suffered during a race in Manchester, England had healed completely.

"By GOD's grace, nothing serious had happened. The pain is gone when I start pedaling but ISN will decide when I have fully recovered. It is better for me to undergo tests here rather than going to Melbourne and come back if the injury recurs," he said.
"Once ISN gives the green light, the date for my return to Melbourne will be decided with consultation from coach John Beasley and my wife," he said.

The 23-year-old Malaysian's calf was skewered by a 20cm shard of Siberian pine from the track, but he recovered to remount his bike and take third place, behind Sir Chris and Jason Niblett in the men's Keirin final during the World Track Cycling Championship in Manchester in February.

Mohd Azizulhasni was blazing towards the final bend of a world title race when four of the six riders crashed in a scene of chaos behind Sir Chris Hoy, the eventual winner, from England.

Despite the 20cm splinter in his leg, Mohd Azizulhasni Awang got back on his bike to finish third.

The Terengganu rider is expected to focus on preparing for the World University Games (Universiade 2011) to be held in Shenzen, China from Aug 12-23.


Meanwhile, ISN director general Datuk Dr Ramlan Abd Aziz said it would be very difficult to make any judgment on his injury or recovery level.

"We will continue to monitor his recovery but I am confident he will be back in action by July," he said.

BERNAMA

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