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Kuwait at the Olympics

Kuwait has competed in 12 Summer Games. To date, Kuwait has won two bronze Olympic medals and the Kuwaiti shooter Fehaid Al-Deehani won a gold medal as an independent athlete.

Kuwait at the
Olympics
Flag of Kuwait.svg
IOC codeKUW
NOCKuwait Olympic Committee
Websitewww.kuwaitolympic.net (in Arabic) (in English)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
2
Total
2
Summer appearances
Other related appearances
 Independent Olympic Athletes (2016)

In the 1992 Barcelona Games, Kuwait received a bronze medal in the then-demonstration sport of taekwondo.[1] Their first Olympic medal was a bronze for double trap shooting, won by Fehaid Al-Deehani at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Their second was also a bronze won by Al-Deehani in the men's trap at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In 2016, Al-Deehani won the gold medal for men's double trap as an independent athlete.

The National Olympic Committee for Kuwait was formed in 1957. It was recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1966, but has been suspended twice in the past ten years. Due to its most recent suspension, Kuwait was not allowed to compete as a sovereign state at the 2016 Summer Olympics, though the nation's participants were able to compete as Independent Olympic Athletes under the Olympic flag.

Medal tablesEdit

Medals by Summer GamesEdit

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
  1968 Mexico City 2 0 0 0 0
  1972 Munich 4 0 0 0 0
  1976 Montreal 15 0 0 0 0
  1980 Moscow 56 0 0 0 0
  1984 Los Angeles 23 0 0 0 0
  1988 Seoul 25 0 0 0 0
  1992 Barcelona 32 0 0 0 0
  1996 Atlanta 25 0 0 0 0
  2000 Sydney 29 0 0 1 1 71
  2004 Athens 11 0 0 0 0
  2008 Beijing 8 0 0 0 0
  2012 London 10 0 0 1 1 79
  2016 Rio de Janeiro as   Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA)
  2020 Tokyo future event
  2024 Paris
  2028 Los Angeles
Total 0 0 2 2 138

Medals by summer sportEdit

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  Shooting0022
Totals (1 sports)0022

Combined medalsEdit

Combined IOC codes № Games       Combined total
  Kuwait (KUW) 12 0 0 2 2
  Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA) 1 1 0 1 2
Total 13 1 0 3 4

List of medalistsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Al-Ahram Weekly On-line (28 Sep – 4 Oct 2000). "Three for the Arabs". Archived from the original on 2011-04-04. Retrieved 2011-08-08.

External linksEdit