Media Announcement Michael Diamond
Articles | Thursday, Oct 5, 2017
Shooting Australia has today become aware that Olympic shooting gold medallist Michael Diamond has been successful in an appeal against his May firearms convictions.
Michael has been a great servant of Australian sport in the past and if he chooses to re-engage in top-level competition he is entitled to do so, and will have to apply to Registry to have his Firearms License returned.
Shooting Australia’s focus remains the development of top-level athletes for now and the future; the sport delivers a performance-based program and should Michael return to competition his selection to teams and squads–including those of the 2018 Commonwealth Games–will be based on his performance.
We have remained in contact with Michael and his support team during this process and whatever Michael decides to do we we wish him well.