Karate star, Bashar Al Najjar, has been unveiled as this week’s World No 1 in the latest rankings released for the 67kg category, sharing the top spot with Morocco’s Abdullah Boujdi.
Al Najjar rose to the top after winning gold at the Al Ahli International Karate Championships in Dubai, which was considered part of the Global Series and featured the world’s best fighters.
Hatem Dweik won silver at the same event in the 75kg weight and has risen to fifth in the world.
Meanwhile, Nicola Kaboush is 20th in the women’s 84kg; Mahmoud Al Sajjan is 25th place in the men’s 84kg; and Huda Jaber is 23rd in the 61kg.
In the Under 21 world rankings, Nabil Al Shwaiki remains third in the 60kg.