Every patriotic Kuwaiti is boiling from the inside right now. The first ever Olympic gold medal goes to a Kuwaiti who wasn’t participating under the Kuwait flag (due to them being banned this year). Not only was the Kuwaiti flag not raised, but the Kuwaiti anthem wasn’t played and you can see the sorrow in Fehaid’s face listening to the Olympic anthem.
Fehaid will be remembered in history for three achievements done today:
- The first Kuwaiti ever to win a gold medal in the Olympics
- Making Kuwait’s first gold Olympic medal officially not there’s
- Becoming the first independent Olympic athlete to win a gold medal
If you’re not proud Kuwait got their first gold medal, you can be proud the first independent gold medal was won by a Kuwaiti.