Veteran Charles in an age trap – he’s feeling young


  • Shooting
  • Wednesday, 05 Feb 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Trap shooter Charles Chen (pic) is showing no sign of slowing down, even at the of 54.

Instead, the Selangor shooter is still hunting for success in competitions.

“Age is just a number for me as I always want to win medals in competitions. To me, nothing is impossible. You just need to believe in yourself and go all out to achieve things.

Charles, who has 33 years of shooting experience, wants to start the year by breaking his own national record in the Selangor Open Championships, which begins today at the National Shooting Range in Subang.

He holds the national record of 120 points, which he set in the same meet and venue in 2010.

Charles, who is feeling youthful even after turning 54 last December, said: “I am in the right frame of mind for the Selangor Open after the team silver in my 11th SEA Games last December, ” said Charles, whose silver-winning teammates were Bernard Yeoh and Ong Chee Kheng.

In the individual trap event, he only managed 103 to finish eighth.

“It has been 10 years now since I set my personal best and national record.

“It will be great if I can better the scores at the Selangor Open although I only started training about two weeks ago.

“Breaking the national record will boost my confidence and help me win a place in the national team for competitions this year.”

Charles said that he would also take part in the South-East Asia (Seasa) Championships this year.

The dates and venue of the competition have yet to be decided.

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