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Shooter becomes first Independent Olympic Athlete to win a gold medal

Olympics Day 10 - Shooting

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Fehaid Aldeehani of Kuwait celebrates winning a Bronze medal shoot-off 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)

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We’ve got a first.

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.

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