M'sian track cyclists fail to make headway at Universiade
Published on: Sunday, August 14, 2011

SHENZHEN: Malaysia's track cyclists did not make much headway in the men's individual 160km and women's 120km races of the World University Games (Universiade) at the Longgang International Cycling Course here Saturday. In the men's category, Malaysia's best finisher was Mohammad Akmal Amrun who only managed 18th place after posting 3'52:20s while compatriot Muhammad Rauf Nur Misbah finished a dismal 40th when he clocked 3'52:31s.

The gold was won by Switzerland's Bernahard Oberholzer who clocked 3'50:22s while the silver went to his compatriot Patrick Schelling (3'50:22s). Genki Yamamoto of Japan finished in 3'50:46s to take the bronze.

Seventy-two riders competed in the event.

In the women's category, Malaysia's Kimberley Yap had to settle for 21st place when she clocked 3'37:20s.

South Korea's Gu Sun Geun took the gold after clocking 3'31:42s while Son Hee Jung also of South Korea won the silver when she finished in 3'31:42s.

Belgian Anne Arnouts' 3:31:42s was good enough for the bronze. - Bernama


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