His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Kuwaiti Olympic bronze-medalist shooter Fehaid Al-Deehani at Sief Palace on Wednesday.
Al-Deehani won his medal for trap shooting in the London Olympics and was praised by HH the Amir for his accomplishment.
The Amir described the achievement as "a significant mark in the history of Kuwaiti sports", adding that this was achieved through the great courage and distinctive performance assumed by the marksman.
Meanwhile, Al-Deehani said that he was very privileged and honored to have met HH the Amir and to have presented him with the medal.He added that he was "proud to have achieved this medal, in the name of Kuwait, along with another (bronze) in the 2000 Sydney Olympics."
The meeting was also attended by Deputy Minister of the Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, Minister of Communication and Acting Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Salem Al-Utheina, and Undersecretary of Information Ministry and President of Kuwait Shooting Federation Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Homoud Al-Sabah.
For his part, Al-Utheina thanked the Amir for his "great contribution", amid efforts that were successful in allowing Kuwait to raise its official flag once again at international sports venues.
Also, Sheikh Salman said that this Olympic achievement is a result of the Amir's support of Kuwaiti athletes. He also pledged his commitment to serving his role in the best interests of the country.