Australian shooters are worried about their security in this year’s Delhi Commonwealth Games and say the concern would be at “the back of their minds” when they travel to India for the mega event.
Olympic gold medallists Michael Diamond and Susie Balogh are among more than a hundred clay target shooters currently competing in Brisbane for selection at the October Games.
Diamond said he would trust the judgement of their Commonwealth Games Association but fears of their security would still remain.
“Our safety in New Delhi is definitely a concern. As long as Australia is sending a team, we have to trust that security is being taken care of, but that worry will always be in the back of our minds,” Diamond told the ‘Australian Associated Press’
Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief executive Perry Crosswhite last week said it would be up to the athletes to decide whether to go to India for participating in the Games, scheduled from October 3 to 10.