Shooter becomes first Independent Olympic Athlete to win a gold medal

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Kuwait native Fehaid Aldeehani couldn’t represent his country thanks to a political dispute between Kuwait and the International Olympic Committee.

That didn’t stop him from competing in the men’s double trap competition, and now he’s the first person to win a medal under the banner of Independent Olympic Athletes.

Italy’s Marco Innocenti earned silver, while Steven Scott of Great Britain earned the bronze.