David Drahoninsky topped the men's W1 category ©Getty Images

Two-time Paralympic champion David Drahoninsky hit just three points below his own world record of 680 points despite suffering equipment issues to top the seeding of the men's W1 category at the World Archery Para Championships in Dubai.

Mohammadreza Zandi of Iran was the only other archer to come close to competing against the Czech, who won gold in the individual event at Beijing 2008 and Tokyo 2020, by scoring 660 points from his arrows.

Title holder and joint-world-number-one Bahattin Hekimoglu finished 12th on 622 whilst other world number one Tamas Gasper came ninth with 629 points.

In the women's W1, Russian Archery Federation's world number four Elena Krutova topped the seeding on 625 with second placed Tereza Brandtlova of the Czech Republic coming 19 points within matching her opponent.

Chen Minyi of China, Tokyo 2020's individual and mixed team Paralympic champion, and Britain's world number one Victoria Rumary are not in attendance at the Championships, with Rumary being unable to travel due to COVID-19.

In the recurve men, France's top seed Guillaume Toucoullet scored 642, 52 points higher than Tokyo 2020's individual winner Kevin Mather in 18th.

World number one Saik Savas of the Russian Archery Federation came ninth on 615.

Malaysia's world champion Suresh Selvathamby is not in Dubai to challenge for his title.

Russian Archery Federation's world number ten Margarita Sidorenko, who won a gold medal in the mixed team category at Tokyo 2020, came top of the seeding in the recurve women as she took advantage of China's title holder Wu Chunyan and Iran's three-time Paralympic champion Zahra Nemati not competing.

Italy's Vincenza Petrilli finished second on 612, nine short of Sidorenko, and three more than Poland's Milena Olszweksa in third.

Following the visually impaired competition combing the two normal categories, Belgium's Ruben Vanhollebeke, who won the visually impaired event at the 2019 edition, topped seeding with 457 points.

The next-highest was Italy's Matteo Panariello with 393.