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Abdullah Al-Rashidi

Abdullah Al-Rashidi

Olympic sport shooter
Abdullah Al-Rashidi
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Olympic sport shooter
Is Sports shooter
From Kuwait
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 21 August 1963, Kuwait City
Age 58 years
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Abdullah Al-Rashidi is a Kuwaiti sport shooter. He competed at the Summer Olympics in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016.

Achievements

Abdullah Al-Rashidi won three gold medals at the World Shooting Championships, in 1995, 1997 and 1998 and in 2011 he took a bronze medal. Competing since 1989, he is also the winner of four World cup events. He has six gold and three silver medals from Asian Shooting Championships and two gold and one silver medal from Asian Games

2016 Olympic games

In the 2016 Summer Olympics, Al-Rashidi competed as an "independent Olympic athlete" because Kuwait was banned from the Olympics by the IOC over government interference in sport. He won the qualification, finished fourth in the semifinals and won the bronze medal match against Ukraine's Mikola Milchev, the winner from Sydney in 2000.

As his status of being an independent Olympian did not enable the restriction of the uniform of his nation team, he received media attention for competing whilst wearing the training shirt of Arsenal F.C. despite not being a supporter himself, leading to people on social media to draw comparison to him and the team's performance at the Premier League.

Olympic results

Event 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016
Skeet (men) T-42nd T-14th T-8th T-7th 21st 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

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