Hit-and-run victim Mohd Rizal eager to return to racing

MOHD RIZAL TISIN

KUALA LUMPUR: National cyclist Mohd Rizal Tisin, who is nursing a fractured left ankle, has resolve to return to the training ground in January.

“The freak accident has not dampen my spirit to continue racing. In fact, I have been doing a light workout at the National Sports Council (NSC) since early this month,” he told Bernama.

Mohd Rizal, 24, the World Championship 1km time trial bronze medallist was a victim of a hit-and-run in Sri Petaling on Oct 14, in which he fractured his left ankle and underwent surgery on Oct 19.

He is scheduled to resume training along with other track cyclists in Melbourne at the end of January under the tutelage of national chief coach John Beasley.

“I had discussed with Beasley on the matter and he advised me to join the training,” said Mohd Rizal.

On his chances to qualify for the Denmark World Championship in March, he said it was dicey as he missed three earlier track cycling World Cup Classics to earn enough points.

“I may also miss the last series of the World Cup Classic in Beijing from Jan 22 to 24,” he added. — Bernama

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