London 2012 Olympic champion, Jessica Rossi has cut ties with Perazzi to return home to Beretta – the company with which she started her young career.
Jessica and Beretta released a joint statement today and announced the decision over Facebook. It states that the agreement will allow Jessica to shoot the new Beretta DT11 Trap over the next four years until after the 2016 Olympics in Rio. She has previously used the Beretta 682 Trap and the DT10, and won gold in the 2008 World Cup with the latter before moving to Perazzi.
Via the statement, Jessica said: “This is a very happy day for me. I have chosen to come back to the company with which I started my shooting career. At the age of 21, I feel the responsibility to become a point of reference for all the young people joining our beloved sport.”
President of Perazzi, Mauro Perazzi released an open letter when Jessica told him she was leaving. It said: “I thank Jessica for what she has won. I’ve always been her fan and will always be the first, as a friend and an Italian, to cheer for her in future competitions.”
Read more in the summer issue of Clay Shooting.