Fehaid Al-Deehani

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Fehaid Al-Deehani
Personal information
Born (1966-10-11) October 11, 1966 (age 50)
Kuwait
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Sport
Country  Kuwait
Sport Shooting
Event(s) Trap, double trap
Coached by Mirko Cince
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals Gold medal at Rio Summer Olympics 2016
Updated on 10 August 2016.

Fehaid Al-Deehani (Arabic: فهيد الديحاني‎‎, born October 11, 1966) is a Kuwaiti professional target shooter and officer in the Kuwaiti military.[1] He was born in Kuwait City.[2][3]

Olympic career[edit]

Al-Deehani won a bronze medal for the men's double trap shooting event at the 2000 Summer Olympics, and won another bronze for the men's Olympic trap shooting event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

At the 2016 Summer Olympics, Al-Deehani competed as an "independent Olympic athlete" because Kuwait was banned from the Olympics by the IOC.[1] Al-Deehani called for the resignation of Kuwaiti officials responsible for the IOC ban,[4] but refused to carry the Olympic flag in the 2016 Olympic opening ceremonies.[1] Al-Deehani defeated Italian Marco Innocenti in the gold medal match of the men's double trap, becoming the first independent athlete to win a gold medal.[5]

Other competitions[edit]

In 2014, Al-Deehani won silver in the Asian Games double trap competition.[6]

Olympic results
Event 1992 1996 2000 2004 2012 2016
Trap (mixed) 29th
140
Not held
Trap (men) Not held 20th
119
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
124+21+4
Double trap (men) Not held 10th
136
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
141+45
8th
134
4th
140+45+1
1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
135+28+26

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rio 2016: Proud Fehaid Al Deehani rejects IOC – 'I will only carry the Kuwait flag'". The National. 2016-08-02. Retrieved 2016-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Fehaid Al Deehani Olympic medals and stats". Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  3. ^ nbcolympics.com. "2008 Beijing Summer Olympics - Kuwait , Country Profile, Olympic Tradition - Outlook, Medal Count - NBC Olympics". Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Documentary highlights pain of Olympic hopefuls". Arab Times. 2016-08-02. Retrieved 2016-08-10. 
  5. ^ "Kuwaiti becomes first independent athlete to win gold with men's double trap win". stuff.co.nz. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Dudko, James. "Asian Games Day 6 Results". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2016-08-10. 
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Fawzi Al-Shammari
Abdullah Al-Rashidi
Flagbearer for  Kuwait
Athens 2004
London 2012
Succeeded by
Abdullah Al-Rashidi
Incumbent