Baseball player Sinney Cheuk Woon-yee arrived back in Hong Kong from Venezuela in a wheelchair yesterday bearing the gunshot wound she sustained on her trip and telling an army of reporters she had not felt scared during her ordeal. 'Thank you everybody. I'm fine,' she said calmly as she and the rest of the Hong Kong women's baseball team met the media. When asked what the most difficult part of the experience was, she answered, 'there was no difficult time'. Last Friday, Cheuk was hit by a stray bullet from a nearby gunfight during an international tournament in the capital Caracas. There had been no mention of the team's participation in the competition in Hong Kong's newspapers prior to the incident. But facing dozens of reporters in the arrival hall at the airport yesterday, the 28-year-old showed no sign of joy or anxiety. 'Just pain,' she said. Team manager Felix Yip Wai-kwong said Cheuk, the third-base fielder, was getting ready for the fourth round of the game against the Netherlands when the incident occurred. 'We went over to check on her when we saw she had fallen down. There was a hole in her sock on her left calf,' Yip said. Cheuk was sent to a nearby hospital. 'I just felt a surge of pain and wasn't able to stand up, I didn't know what it was,' she shrugged. Yip said a 9mm bullet was found in Cheuk's leg. Though not sure how long it would take, Cheuk was confident the wound would fully heal. 'Playing baseball again will not be a problem, I'm sure,' she said. Following the incident Venezuelan authorities moved the tournament venue from a stadium in a military garrison in Caracas to Maracay. But despite assurances from President Hugo Chavez, the team decided to withdraw from the tournament, which takes place every two years. 'The president said he will make sure it won't happen again,' Yip said. 'But how can they be so sure if they don't know the cause of the incident?' The local authorities gave a verbal report on the incident, Yip said. He said he had asked for a written report, but had not received one at the time of the team's departure. 'Safety comes first, competition comes second,' he said. Cheuk said she was disappointed that the team had had to withdraw. 'It's not just me, but also the whole team,' she said. She thanked her family and teammates for their support. 'I don't need to say much. It's in our hearts.'