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Kuwaiti shooter Abdullah Al-Rashidi wins Tokyo 2020 bronze medal in men’s skeet competition

From left: Silver medalist Jesper Hansen of Denmark, gold medalist Vincent Hancock of the US and bronze medalist Abdullah Al-Rashidi of Kuwait celebrate after the men’s skeet at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (AP)
From left: Silver medalist Jesper Hansen of Denmark, gold medalist Vincent Hancock of the US and bronze medalist Abdullah Al-Rashidi of Kuwait celebrate after the men’s skeet at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (AP)
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26 Jul 2021 07:07:22 GMT9
26 Jul 2021 07:07:22 GMT9
  • It is the 47-year-old’s second bronze after finishing third at Rio 2016 as an Independent Olympic Athlete

Ali Khaled

The shooter Abdullah Al-Rashidi has won a bronze medal for Kuwait in the men’s skeet competition that concluded at Asaka Shooting Range on Monday morning.

The 57-year-old finished the competition’s final with a total of 46 points, third behind American Vincent Hancock whose new Olympic record of 59 saw him claim gold, and Jesper Hansen of Denmark who secured silver with 55.

This is Al-Rashidi’s second Olympic bronze, the first coming at Rio 2016 when he competed as an Independent Olympic Athlete.

He had previously taken part in five other games, finishing in 42nd position at Atlanta 1996, 14th at Sydney 2000, 9th at both Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, and 21st at London 2012.

At Tokyo 2020’s men’s skeet qualification Day 1 on Sunday, Al-Rashidi finished joint sixth with three rounds of 25, 25, 24, for a total of 74 out of 75. The following morning, he followed that up with qualification Day 2 total score of 122 (25, 25, 24, 25, 23) to confirm progress to the final later in the day.

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