PETALING JAYA: National Shooting Association of Malaysia (NSAM) secretary Jasni Shaari has given an assurance that there will be no repeat of the inferior shotgun pellets incident in the Melbourne Commonwealth Games next month.
National trap shooters Bernard Yeoh and Charles Chen were disqualified from their competition in the Manila SEA Games last December after the shotgun pellets in the cartridges were found to be over the stipulated weight of 2.4gm. The cartridges came from the local ammunition manufacturer and they will be supplying the Malaysian team for the Melbourne Games.
They are sponsoring about 7,000 rounds of ammunition for the team. They have assured us that there will be better quality control checks and the shells will follow the weight allowed for the competitions, said Jasni. What happened in Manila was just unlucky. Only one or two pellets were found to be above the weight tolerance during the random check.
Bernard and Charles are the Malaysian representatives for trap shooting in Melbourne.