The higher the athlete's success, the more the tests

Track cyclist Azizulhasni Awang and other top athletes are being monitored by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as they prepare for the Tokyo Olympics.

In general, the more successful an athlete is, the more he or she will be tested.

And it is no different for Azizulhasni. The Olympic bronze medallist and former world keirin champion is often subject to random tests wherever he may be.

“Throughout my professional career, I have always given my cooperation and I have been tested hundreds of times.

“I have experienced visits (from officials) very early in the morning and also very late at night, even while on holiday when you least expect them.

On a positive note, stricter, frequent testing appears to have made it tougher for cheats to get away over the past few years.

Azizulhasni, who won Malaysia’s first Olympic medal in cycling in 2016, hopes to deliver the nation’s first-ever Olympic gold in Tokyo.

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