I thought it would be best to shed some light on Deehani’s series of unfortunate events in London’s 2012 Olympics. To start it off he couldn’t bring with him a backup rifle because his two standard rifles weighed 17 kg and that barely left him any space for clothing and accessories. I don’t understand why no companies offered to sponsor Kuwaiti’s Olympic team this year. Kuwait Airlines themselves should have at least offered 1st class round trip.
His trip was anything but comfortable. Deehani tweeted this image saying he was seated next to the two above. Kuwaiti Olympians should have received 1st class tickets not only because they’re representing Kuwait but because having an inconvenient flight due to a variety of reasons can seriously affect their performance and in Deehani’s case focus is everything.
Part of why Deehani lost during the Men’s Double Trap Finals a few days ago was because his rifle was damaged. He was shocked a rifle he spend KD 8,000 on would face any issues. He mentioned the quality of rifles he uses range from KD 5,000 to 65,000 in price. A Qatari Olympian participant lent him his rifle but it’s not the same using someone else’s rifle which you’re not use to handing.
The prime minister sent an order to purchase Dehaani a new rifle. Unfortunately the rifle will take 6 months to build, way after the Olympics is over. He tweeted that for the time being he will be using his other rifle that was not built for these types of circumstances. I’m hoping for the best, he’s doing really good today in the Men’s Trap Qualification Day 2.
Update: Fehaid Al-Deehani’s wins bronze medal in today’s Men’s Trap finals. Congratulations to Deehani and congratulations to Kuwait. For details click here.
Image Sources: Getty / Fehaid Al-Deehani twitter account