• SEA Games: Pistol range ‘safe’ despite ricochet claim

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    SINGAPORE: SEA Games organizers have insisted their pistol ranges will be safe for an upcoming competition following a claim that bullets were deflected and caused injury during practice, a report said on Wednesday.

    The pledge follows an anonymous tip-off which said that deflected shots had caused “bullet injury” and ricocheted out of the range.

    “SINGSOC can confirm that the National Shooting Centre will be ready for the 28th SEA Games precision pistol competition (PPC) when it begins on 7 June,” said a statement released by the organizing committee, according to Yahoo! Singapore.

    “We have been working very closely with technical experts on the safety requirements to ensure that the venue is fit for competition. SINGSOC is committed to providing our shooters a safe and exciting platform to compete in the 28th South East Asian Games.”

    Safety fears were raised in an anonymous letter to Yahoo! which claimed the pistol ranges were not certified for competition.

    The two-page letter was also addressed to Sport Singapore chairman Richard Seow and International Olympic Council member Ng Ser Miang, Yahoo! said.

    The biennial Southeast Asia (SEA) Games, featuring regional pursuits alongside Olympic sports, is returning to Singapore for the first time in 22 years.

    AFP

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