• Kuwaiti ‘neutral’ al-Deehani wins men’s double trap

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    RIO DE JANEIRO: Kuwait’s Fehaid al-Deehani, competing at the Rio Games as an independent athlete, won men’s double trap gold on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). Marco Innocenti of Italy took silver with British shooter Steven Scott claiming the bronze. Al-Deehani, bronze medalist in Sydney and London, was forced to take part in Brazil as a neutral as Kuwait is suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over government interference in sport. The army officer, at his sixth Games, is one of nine competing as an Independent Olympic Athlete (IOA). The winner of Kuwait’s only two previous Olympic medals is the first independent to win gold at an Olympics.

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