Cyclist wins bronze despite splinter

Updated: February 19, 2011, 7:24 PM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- Azizulhasni Awang won a bronze medal at cycling's Track World Cup, and boy, did he ever earn it.

The Malaysian rider managed to get back on his bike after a dramatic crash in Saturday's Keirin final and stagger across the line, but it was only afterward that the full extent of his injury became clear.

Pictures showed a large splinter of wood had gone right through his left calf.

Awang was promoted to third after Spanish rider Juan Peralta Gascon was disqualified. But Awang missed his moment on the podium because he was on his way to a hospital.


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