Kuwait at the Olympics

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Kuwait at the
Olympics
Flag of Kuwait.svg
IOC codeKUW
NOCKuwait Olympic Committee
Websitewww.kuwaitolympic.net (in Arabic) (in English)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
2
Total
2
Summer appearances
Other related appearances
 Independent Olympic Athletes (2016)

Kuwait has competed in 12 Summer Games. To date, Kuwait has won two bronze Olympic medals and the Kuwaiti shooter Fehaid Al-Deehani won a gold medal as an independent athlete.

In the 1992 Barcelona Games, Kuwait received a bronze medal in the then-demonstration sport of taekwondo.[1] Their first Olympic medal was a bronze for double trap shooting, won by Fehaid Al-Deehani at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Their second was also a bronze won by Al-Deehani in the men's trap at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In 2016, Al-Deehani won the gold medal for men's double trap as an independent athlete.

The National Olympic Committee for Kuwait was formed in 1957. It was recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1966, but has been suspended twice in the past ten years. Due to its most recent suspension, Kuwait was not allowed to compete as a sovereign state at the 2016 Summer Olympics, though the nation's participants were able to compete as Independent Olympic Athletes under the Olympic flag.

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 2 0 0 0 0
West Germany 1972 Munich 4 0 0 0 0
Canada 1976 Montreal 15 0 0 0 0
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow 56 0 0 0 0
United States 1984 Los Angeles 23 0 0 0 0
South Korea 1988 Seoul 25 0 0 0 0
Spain 1992 Barcelona 32 0 0 0 0
United States 1996 Atlanta 25 0 0 0 0
Australia 2000 Sydney 29 0 0 1 1 71
Greece 2004 Athens 11 0 0 0 0
China 2008 Beijing 8 0 0 0 0
United Kingdom 2012 London 10 0 0 1 1 79
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro as  Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA)
Japan 2020 Tokyo future event
France 2024 Paris
United States 2028 Los Angeles
Total 0 0 2 2 138

Medals by summer sport[edit]

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Shooting0022
Totals (1 sports)0022

Combined medals[edit]

Combined IOC codes № Games 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Combined total
 Kuwait (KUW) 12 0 0 2 2
 Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA) 1 1 0 1 2
Total 13 1 0 3 4

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Fehaid Al-Deehani Australia 2000 Sydney Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's double trap
 Bronze Fehaid Al-Deehani United Kingdom 2012 London Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting Men's trap

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Al-Ahram Weekly On-line (28 Sep – 4 Oct 2000). "Three for the Arabs". Archived from the original on 2011-04-04. Retrieved 2011-08-08.

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