Datuk Mohd Azizulhasni Awang gained an entry in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) as the first Malaysian to win a silver medal in track cycling at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics recently.

It is his third recognition in his career after being listed as the first Malaysian to win bronze in Olympic Games cycling at the 2016 Rio Olympics and the first Malaysian to win gold in track cycling World Championships in 2017.

The presentation of the MBR, which was broadcasted live on MBR Facebook page, Mohd Azizulhasni, nicknamed ‘The Pocket Rocketman’, said he hopes this breakthrough will be an inspiration for other athletes to create similar success stories.

“I’m truly honoured with this recognition. And this means that I need to work harder to get another one for the next three years, in 2024 Paris (Games),” said the 33-year-old athlete from Dungun, Terengganu.

Christopher Wong, MBR chief operating officer presented the award by showing the certificate of recognition as a symbolic presentation of the award during the live session.

MBR founder Tan Sri Danny Ooi said Mohd Azizulhasni deserved the recognition for his outstanding achievements.

“I would like to congratulate you on two matters, first on your getting the ‘Datuk’ title and the other for receiving a silver medal in Tokyo. That was the light you brought to Malaysians on that day,” he said.