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. ...

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