Fehaid Al-Deehani

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]

Fehaid Al-Deehani
Personal information
Born (1966-10-11) October 11, 1966
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight96 kg (212 lb)
Country Kuwait
Event(s)Trap, double trap
Coached byMirko Cince
Achievements and titles
Olympic finalsGold medal at Rio Summer Olympics 2016
Updated on 10 August 2016.

Olympic career

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

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
Not held
Trap (men) Not held 20th
Double trap (men) Not held 10th

See also


  1. "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". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  3. nbcolympics.com. "2008 Beijing Summer Olympics - Kuwait , Country Profile, Olympic Tradition - Outlook, Medal Count - NBC Olympics". Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. 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
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