Fatehah Mustapa (center) won the ‘Women Elite 500M Time Trial’ at the National Track Championships 2019, flanked by Farina Shawati Mohd Aznan (left) and Anis Amira Rosidi (right). (BERNAMA)

Fresh from winning twice at the recent National Track Championships, Fatehah Mustapa has been selected to represent the country at the India Track Cup in New Delhi.

Representing Terengganu, the Malaysian Track Cyclist posted one of her fastest times in two years by clinching the women’s elite 500m time trial gold medal at the National Velodrome in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan.

“I still have to improve before the Asian Cycling Championships (in South Korea) in October but there is time. The Asian meet will be my target as I want to be on the podium again.”

Fatehah Mustapha

The former Asian champion clocked 35.891 to take the gold ahead of younger teammates Farina Shawati Mohd Adnan of Selangor (36.608) and Melbourne-based Anis Amira Rosidi of Perlis (37.631).

At the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea, Fatehah won silver in keirin and is a two-time Olympian. However, she did not qualify to represent Malaysia at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.

Source: The Star