The Malaysian national women’s sprint cycling team performed well at the UCI Track Nations Cup in Jakarta on Friday, showing their potential as medal contenders for the Hangzhou Asian Games in September.
During the qualifying session for the women’s team sprint, cyclists Anis Amira Rosidi, Nurul Izzah Izzati Asri, and Nurul Aliana Syafika Azizan set a new national record of 50.388s at the Rawamangun Velodrome, surpassing the previous record of 50.559s set at the Asian Cycling Championships in New Delhi the previous year.
Despite their strong performance, the team finished 12th out of 15 teams, with Britain, China, and the Netherlands taking the top three spots in the qualifying session. Japan was the second-best ranked Asian team, but they missed the top-eight cut by finishing ninth. Germany ultimately won the gold with 46.613s, followed by China with 46.755s.