Azizulhasni Awang is taking a cautious approach (dus rustig aan) as he returned to the track for training on monday following last month’s horror crash at the Brisbane leg of the World Cup series.
Azizulhasni, who suffered a concussion (hersenschudding), skin burns (brandwonden) and a swollen shoulder (gezwollen schouder) in Brisbane, said he will need to pace himself accordingly to return to his best.
‘I am taking things slowly,’ said Azizulhasni.
‘My shoulder has not fully recovered, so I am sticking to low-intensity training for now.
‘Of course, it is slightly worrying as the Berlin World Championships is only seven weeks away. But I want to focus on my recovery first.’
Azizulhasni is, however, maintaining a positive outlook and he recalled the predicament he faced before the Asian Championships in South Korea, October, last year.
‘I suffered a bad injury just three weeks before the Asian meet. My finger was almost severed in an accident,’ added Azizulhasni.
‘I did what I could, followed the processes required in recovering and training and after that I left it to God. ‘Despite the challenges, I was still able to win a gold and silver at the Asian meet.’
The world meet in Berlin will be held on Feb 26-Mar 1.