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Saudi karate champion picked as ‘most promising’ player

Tareq Hamidi won the gold medal of the World Championship held in Indonesia last year

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The World Karate Federation (WKF) has chosen Saudi player Tareq Hamidi as “the best promising and distinguished player in the world,” according to its official website.

Hamidi is member of the Saudi National Karate Team and Saudi Karate Jubail Club, who is also the "World Champion" in fighting contests for weight of 76 kilograms.

This accomplishment – considered one the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia's sports history – came after the 18-year-old competed at a high level in his first show up in the category of first-class of the championship of Premier League of Karate held in Turkey at the start of current of September.

A photo during the event placed Hamidi was put next to his national coach Al-Zahrani on posters of World Karate Federation for the month of September, according to a statement on the Saudi Press Agenecy.

He also won the gold medal of the World Championship held in Indonesia last year.