Anis Amira wins keirin bronze in Italy

Anis Amira finishes third in the women’s keirin event at the 2nd Grand Prix Citta at Comunale Velodrome in Ascoli Piceno, Italy. (Team Malaysia Twitter pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: National track cyclist Anis Amira Rosdi ensured that Malaysia does not go home empty-handed by winning a bronze medal at the 2nd Grand Prix Citta at Comunale Velodrome in Ascoli Piceno, Italy.

The 21-year-old from Perlis finished third in the women’s keirin event.

The gold was won by Belgium’s Nicky Degrendele while the silver went to Great Britain’s Sophie Capewell.

“Finally, I managed to step onto the podium for keirin, my maiden race in Italy,” said Anis Amira in her latest entry on her Instagram account today.

In the women’s individual sprint event, Anis Amira, who represents Sime Darby Malaysia, finished in ninth.

Capewell took the gold while the silver and bronze medals were won by Italy’s Miriam Vece and Spain’s Tania Calvo Barbero respectively.

In the men’s sprint, Shah Firdaus Sahrom could only manage seventh after clocking the fifth best time in the qualifying round to enter the final.

Tjon En Fa from Suriname took gold, followed by Jason Kenny of Great Britain and Aleksandr Dubchenko from Russia in second and third places respectively.

In the men’s keirin, Shah Firdaus finished in 17th.