The gold medal Kuwait's shooter Fehaid Al-Deihani won in the 2016 Olympic Games demonstrates competent capabilities of the Kuwaiti youth to challenge hardships facing Kuwaiti sports, said Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah.
Al-Deihani won the gold medal in the men's double trap competition of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janero on Wednesday, Brazil, defeating Italy's Marco Innocenti in the final match.
"This is an unprecedented historical achievement" for Kuwait, as the first gold medal for Arabs in Rio '16, Minister Sheikh Salman told KUNA.
This prompts exerting all efforts to support, and promote Kuwaiti sports on all levels, looking ahead to the future, while standing on a solid national ground with full confidence to conquer the impossibility, the minister added.
In spite of the challenges imposed on the Kuwaiti sports, including suspension from international competitions, Kuwait's youth would not surrender and insisted to take part (in Rio'16) under the Olympic flag to prove to the entire world that they are able to represent their country and promote its status, Sheikh Salman said.
The minister stressed pride by Kuwait's leadership, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, of the Kuwaiti youth and their capabilities of holding the "flag of national responsibility" for the country's progress in all fields.
Sheikh Salman congratulated His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Crown Prince and His Highness the Prime Minister, and the Kuwaiti people on the victory, highly appreciating Al-Deihani's efforts and triumph.