All hail Shah Firdaus!
Malaysia’s track cycling future just got a lot brighter as rising star Muhammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom bagged bronze at the Track Cycling World Cup held in Los Angeles, United States.
Shah Firdaus came in third in the elite men’s keirin event. The 22-year-old finished third in an intense, head-to-head race behind Colombia’s Fabian Hernando Puerta Zapata and Canadian rider, Hugo Barrette, who came in first and second respectively.
Remember this guy! – YB Khairy Jamaluddin
His success has since garnered a lot of attention on social media, including the Youth and Sports Minister YB Khairy Jamaluddin, who congratulated the young man on Twitter and ask his followers to remember this guy.
“Remember this guy. The future of Malaysian track cycling is bright,” the minister tweeted.
Shah Firdaus has been making waves in the cycling scene since 2013, where he participated in World Junior Championships in both sprint and keirin events. Since then, he has made his mark in Australia, China, New Zeland, and Thailand, amongst others.
Shah Firdaus, who is currently based in Melbourne, Australia, also secured a bronze medal at the recent 2017 Asian Cycling Championship held in India when our track cycling king Azizulhasni Awang crashed out of the semi-finals.