PETALING JAYA: Culinary arts college student Lim Chun Kiat whipped up a storm for Sabah by romping to a prosperous defence of the men’s particular person pursuit title at the Nationwide Championships.
The 22-calendar year-previous observe cyclist, in spite of nonetheless recovering from an ear infection, managed to quit the clock at 4:31.530 at the Countrywide Velodrome in Nilai yesterday.
He managed to prevail over Sarawak’s Mohd Luqman Daniel, who concluded next with 4:40.391 although Mohd Faiz Fakhri Omar of Perak clocked 4:40.391 to complete 3rd.
Luqman’s silver is the first cycling podium in the elite ranks for Sarawak, who is coached by former intercontinental Josiah Ng.
Chun Kiat, who produced record as the initially nationwide champion for Sabah in the elite ranks in previous year’s fulfill was just happy to have defended the title.
“I did very well in the race. My problem for the race was not way too excellent as I had a headache from yesterday,” he said.
“But I just followed the race technique.
“I just kept working tricky on the bicycle as I did count on to earn this race.”
Chun Kiat is pumped up ahead of the Asian Track Biking Championships in New Delhi from June 18-22.
“It’s a fantastic morale booster for me ahead of my upcoming competition. I feel fantastic as my timing is very similar to the present most effective in Asia.
“I aim to get on the podium there,” explained the Penampang nearby, who has been based mostly with the Sabah team below coach Louis Pang in Kuala Lumpur for the past 4 decades.
A further Sabahan Waldron Chee also did perfectly to snatch a silver in the scratch occasion guiding 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Game titles gold medallist Irwandie Lakasek, who is also a pro rider with Terengganu Biking Team (TSG).
It was no imply feat as Waldron was up versus professional riders from Sapura and TSG.
Team sprint: 1. Johor 58:928, 2. Perak 58:743, 3. Kuala Lumpur 50:495.
Individual pursuit: 1. Lim Chun Kiat (Sab) 4:31.530, 2. Mohd Luqman Daniel (Swk) 4:40.391, 3. Mohd Faiz Fakhri Omar (Prk) 4:40.548.
Scratch: 1. Irwandie Lakasek (Ter) , 2. Waldron Chee (Sab), 3. Wan Abdul Rahman Hamdan (Ter).
Sprint: 1. Umar Hasbullah (Ked), 2. Mohd Akmal Nazimi Jusena (Joh) , 3. Mohd Nafal Wafiq (Joh).
Unique pursuit: 1.
Women of all ages elite
Team dash: 1. Kedah 50.462, 2. Selangor 50:224, 3. Terengganu 46.859.
Scratch: 1. Siti Nur Adibah Akma (Joh) Pan Phi Kun (Ked), 3. Noor Mastura Norman (Joh).
Dash: 1. Yong Ann Tung (Sel), 2. Azwa Nabila Abdullah (Prk), 3. Intan Suraya (Joh).
Specific pursuit: 1. Nyo Ci Hui (Prk) 2:32.027, 2. Khairunnisa Aleeya (Joh) 2:38.318, 3. Nur Fitrah Shaari (Ked) 2:43.673.