Malaysian rider Awang takes bronze in men’s keirin

Malaysia’s Azizulhasni Awang has landed a bronze medal in the men’s track cycling keirin at the Rio Olympics, while British rider Jason Kenny made history in the velodrome.

Nobody could match Kenny down the final stretch as he clinched his sixth Olympic gold medal, taking him level with Chris Hoy's record for Great Britain's most Olympic titles.

Kenny, who has already triumphed in the team sprint and men's sprint in Rio, didn't lead the keirin until well into the final lap as he went through the gears to burst past the rest of the pack as they approached the finish line.

Dutch rider Matthijs Buchli won silver and Awang took home a deserved bronze after the race had to be restarted twice.

“It just felt like a dream. I guess I’m tired. I was just floating through it,” Kenny said.

“It’s mental to be level with Chris. I was in Beijing when he won his three so to come here and do the same is pretty amazing.”

Kenny's medal kept Britain in second place overall in the medal table, three gold medals ahead of China in third.

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