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Kuwaiti becomes first independent athlete winning gold at the Olympics

Deehani is also the first Arab to win gold at the Olympics this year

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Kuwait’s Fehaid Al-Deehani won a gold medal for men’s double trap shooting after beating Italy’s Marco Innocenti, making him the first independent athlete to get the gold at the Olympics this year.

Deehani and seven other athletes competed in the Olympics in Rio as independents after their home country - Kuwait - was suspended by the IOC.

He hit 28 targets to reach the gold medal against his Italian counterpart.

Deehani is also the first Arab to win gold at the Olympics this year.