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Cyclist has splinter removed

Updated: February 20, 2011, 3:26 PM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- Malaysian cyclist Azizulhasni Awang staggered across the line at the Track World Cup with a bronze medal and a 7.8-inch piece of wood sticking through his left calf.

Awang had surgery Sunday to remove the massive splinter, a day after a crash at the Manchester Velodrome sent it through his leg.

Awang managed to remount his bike after the high-speed crash in Saturday's Keirin final and stagger across the line to claim a bronze medal.

He was rushed to the ...

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