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Abdullah Al-Rashidi

A veteran of six Olympic Games, skeet shooter Abdullah Al-Rashidi finally put himself on the podium at Rio 2016, shortly before his 53rd birthday, when he won a bronze medal.

Al-Rashidi earned his medal competing under the International Olympic Committee banner, with Kuwait banned from that Games.

And he drew extra attention for his success by wearing an Arsenal Football Club training jersey as he competed.

Al-Rashidi had won the first of his three World Championship golds in 1995, repeating the achievement in 1997 and 1998. He also took a bronze in 2011.

Al-Rashidi finished tied for 42nd at his first Olympic Games, at Atlanta 1996, but improved that to equal 14th at Sydney 2000, narrowly missing out on being part of a shoot-off for a place in the Final.

He was the nearly man again at Athens 2004, tying for eighth, while at the Beijing 2008 Games, he missed out in a seven-man shoot-off for the one remaining Final berth.

Al-Rashidi did not trouble the top competitors at London 2012, though, finishing tied for 20th.

However, in Rio four years later, he topped the qualification alongside Sweden's Marcus Svensson as they both broke the Olympic Games record.

It was Svensson who would go on to the gold medal match, with Al-Rashidi finishing in fourth and having to defeat Mykola Milchev for bronze.

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