FATEHAH RETIRES

MALAYSIAN women’s track cyclist Fatehah Mustapa has announced her retirement at the age of 31.

The Kuala Terengganu-born made the announcement on her Facebook page, thanking all those involved from sponsors, to family, friends, teammates and coaches, with a special mention to head coach John Beasley, who she described as a father figure.

Fatehah, who shot to fame as the youngest ever cyclist to win a Malaysia Games medal when she took a bronze in the road race and the individual time trial at the 2004 Malaysia Games in Negri Sembilan, was for the majority of her career the sole woman sprinter in Beasley’s Melbourne-based stable.

She was later joined by Farina Shawati Mohd Adnan, who seems likely to switch to a tandem pilot’s job with the paralympic squad, and then Anis Amira Rosidi, who is still with the squad in Melbourne.

Pic from Fatehah Mustapa’s Facebook page.

-talkedabout.org