A. Al-Rashidi Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

A. Al-Rashidi Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Abdullah Al-Rashidi, a shooter from Kuwait, took bronze in the men’s skeet competition, which took place on Monday morning at the Asaka Shooting Range.

A. Al-Rashidi Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

After the last round, the 57-year-old had accumulated 46 points, good enough for third place, behind the winner, the United States’ Vincent Hancock (who set a new Olympic record with 59) and the silver medalist, Denmark’s Jesper Hansen (who had 55).

A. Al-Rashidi Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

This is Al-second Rashidi’s Olympic bronze medal; he also won one in Rio in 2016 as an IOA competitor.

After finishing 42nd in Atlanta in 1996, 14th in Sydney in 2000, 9th in both Athens and Beijing in 2008, and 21st in London in 2012, he was able to participate in five more Olympic Games.

Sunday was Day 1 of men’s skeet qualification at Tokyo 2020, and Al-Rashidi finished in a tie for sixth place with scores of 25, 25, and 24. His final score was 74 out of 75. The next day, he confirmed his spot in the final with a score of 122 (25, 25, 24, 25, 23) in Day 2 of qualification.

Age is just a number at these 32nd Olympic Games in Tokyo. On Monday, a 58-year-old seven-time Olympian from Kuwait earned bronze in the men’s skeet event.

While this was Abdullah Al-second Rashidi’s Olympic medal, it was the first for his country.

After Kuwait was banned by the International Olympic Committee, Al-Rashidi competed as an individual at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

He expressed his joy in winning a medal at all in Rio, but especially at the bronze level for Kuwait. “I am really glad today because I have won this medal in these Olympics under the flag of Kuwait,” Al-Rashidi told the journalists.

Last Words

I’m 58 years old. Because I am the oldest competitor, I would rather have a bronze medal than no medal at all. He told the Olympic information service at the Asaka shooting range, “I am extremely glad for this medal, but I hope for a gold medal at the future Olympics.”

After beginning his Olympic career in Atlanta in 1996, Al-Rashidi shot a 46 and placed third in the six-man finals, earning himself the bronze medal. Thanks for reading our article A. Al-Rashidi Olympic Games Tokyo 2020