TOKYO: South Korean shooter Song Jong-ho has been disqualified from men’s 25m rapid fire pistol for failing velocity testing at a post-competition check.
Jong-ho finished the first of two qualifying rounds in 22nd, but was red flagged after a chronograph measurement determined the average velocity of his ammunition was under 250m per second.
Under International Shooting Sport Federation rules, testing officers fire three cartridges from each athlete’s gun and record the muzzle velocity of each one. Testing below 250m per second six times leads to a disqualification. — AP