Director of Iran Shooting Federation Mehdi Hashemi speaking in the sidelines of the Asian Games 2014 in Incheon, South Korea said that Western sanctions have restricted the Iranian team’s ability to train properly.
"Sanctions have turned into an obstacle for the kids’ trainings. On the other side we have to buy arms and ammunition for twice its original price,” he said.
Hashemi added "In many training camps they would exercise without bullets whereas a shoot has to shoot 250 to 1000 shots a day.”
In Gwanju games we were told that we would be able to upgrade our weapons but it has not happened yet and we have not received the weapons yet, he added.
For the Asian Games the kids couldn’t even get their shooting clothes. And the reason for that was that they were too expensive.