23 Feb 2011

Speared cyclist discharged

5:49 am on 23 February 2011

The Malaysian track cyclist who was speared through the leg by a nine-inch wooden spike at last weekend's World Cup event in Manchester is on the mend after a successful operation.

Azizulhasni Awang had the wood surgically removed from his leg and has been ordered to rest for two weeks.

Despite colliding with fellow cyclists and being injured by the splinter in the closing stages of his race in Manchester, Azizulhasni Awang clambered back onto his bike to finish third.