Kuwait made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1968 and has competed ever since, with the exception of 2016 where the Kuwaiti Olympic Committee was suspended. The athletes were allowed to compete as “Independent Olympic Athletes.” The nation has more recently sent a smaller delegation with around 10 athletes where they typically compete in athletics, fencing, judo, shooting and swimming. Kuwait’s only medalist is sport shooter Fehaid Al-Deehani. He won two bronze medals; in the men’s trap in 2000 and the men’s double trap in 2012. He also won gold in double trap in 2016, along with Abdullah Al-Rashidi winning a bronze medal in men’s skeet, but due to Kuwait’s suspension those medals will not count towards their national medal count.

Qualified Quotas


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Single Sculls Abdulrahman Alfadhel


Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Trap
(1) (2)
Abdulrahman Al Faihan
Talal Al-Rashidi
Men’s Skeet
(1) (2)
Mansour Al Rashedi
Saud Habib