The 16-year-old Firdaus, who bagged the 1km time trial gold on Friday, was happy to complete his outing on a high.
“I lost the sprint gold to Sahrom on Saturday but I’m happy to come back well today. “I blocked his path well and now I’ve been told that I’ve confirmed my place for the World Championships (in Glasgow) in August. “The target was to get at least three gold medals.
“I’ll also be competing in the second leg this weekend and I’m aiming for a clean sweep this time,” said Firdaus, who put up a breathtaking performance at the Asian Cycling Championships in New Delhi in March.
He won golds in the 1km time trial, 200m sprint and keirin to become the second Malaysian after Azizulhasni Awang to claim the junior sprint treble.
Melbourne-based Fatehah Mustapa also lived up to her reputation as the top woman track cyclist after bagging two more golds to take her tally to three.
Fatehah was too powerful for the others as she breezed her way to the women’s elite keirin title ahead of nearest challenger Ummi Hamimah.
Fatehah and Ummi were gifted the team sprint title earlier after Jupha Somnet and Lauretta Eva Adrian were disqualified after twice coming out of the blocks too fast.
Fatehah took the women’s sprint on Saturday.
Shane Perkins, the 2011 keirin world champion, had to concede defeat to Australian team-mate Scott Sunderland in his pet event.
Peter Lewis completed a podium clean sweep for the Aussies by finishing ahead of two South Koreans – Kim Woo-yeong and Park Jin-chul – while Malaysia’s Muhd Edrus Yunos finished last in the six-man keirin final.
*Sumber dari The Star