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Fehaid Aldeehani of Kuwait competes in the Men''s Trap Shooting Final on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Royal Artillery Barracks on August 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Kuwait’s Al Deehani hits bronze again


06 Aug 2012
London, England: Kuwaiti hot shot Fehaid Al Deehani has done it again! The 45-year-old marksman won a tense shoot-off for third place against Australia’s Michael Diamond to clinch the bronze medal for Kuwait in the men’s trap at the Royal Artillery Barracks on Monday. It was Kuwait’s second Olympic medal in history, and a second bronze for Al Deehani after he finished third in the double trap at Sydney in 2000.

After hitting 145 of the 150 targets, one behind the leading pair from Croatia and Italy, the Kuwaiti and Australian went into a shoot-off for the bronze. Shooting first, Al Deehani held his nerve to hit four clays in a row. Diamond hit his first three but missed the fourth, handing the bronze medal to the Kuwaiti, who lifted his gun above his head in celebration before embracing his coach.

Al Deehani had finished fourth in the double trap earlier in the competition, losing a shoot-off for bronze 2-1 to Vasily Mosin of Russia after they had both registered 185. Croatia's Giovanni Cernogoraz beat Italy's Massimo Fabbrizi in a shoot-off to win the men’s trap gold medal. This was the last shooting event at the London Olympics. Korea became the most successful team in shooting at London 2012, collecting three gold medals and two silvers. China collected the most golds with seven.
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