9 July 2009

New IJF World Ranking - July 2009

In the new IJF World Ranking Europe now has eleven leaders in all 14 weight categories, last month nine leaders.

In the U60kg Ludwig Paischer (AUT-1) is the new leader taking over from Jeroen Mooren (NED-2), followed by Rishod Sobirov (UZB-3) of the Asian Federation. Four out of five are EJU judokas.

After the Grand Slam in Rio Hasbaatar Tsgaanbaatar (MGL) took over from
Miklos Ungvari (HUN-2) in the U66kg. Sugoi Uriarte (SPA-3) follows as third.

Dirk van Tichelt (BEL-3) jumped from rank3 to the number one position, passing WANG Ki-Chun (KOR-1). Mansur Isaev (RUS-3) is the world’s number three U73kg.

U81kg Europe has another leader by means of European Champion Ivan Nifontov (RUS-1) after his victory last week in Rio.
SONG Dae-Nam (KOR-2) has 20 more points than Siarhei Shundzikau (BLR-3).

His compatriot Andrei Kazusionak (BLR-1) leads the ranking U90kg, just like last month and before Matthieu Dafreville (FRA-2). Kirill Denisov (RUS-4) jumps to rank 4 from 17 after winning 300 points in Brazil.

Japan loses it’s leading position U100kg by Takamasa Anai (JPN-3) who’s now third. Luciano Correa (BRA-1) leads, but Elco van der Geest (NED-2) changes rises from 11 to 2.

Alexander Mikhaylin (RUS-1) still leads the super heavyweight class due to his win in Moscow. Martin Padar (EST-2) is second and only Pierre Robin (FRA-7) entered the top 10 compared to last month.

In the women’s category U48kg Frédérique Jossinet (FRA-1) now leads before Tomoko Fukumi (JPN-2) followed by Emi Yamagishi (JPN-3) who gained 180 points in Rio.
Jossinet is the only European in the top 8. Éva Csernoviczky (HUN-9) is the second European in the top 10.

Natalia Kuzyutina (RUS-1) has won the Grand Slam in Paris, and the World Cup in Prague and the European title this year. She is obviously still leading U52kg. Misato Nakamura (JPN-2) is chased by Audrey La Rizza (FRA-3).

Telma Monteiro (POR-1) even built out her dominant position in the U57kg class by winning in Rio. Ioulietta Boukouvala (GRE-4) is ranked fourth now.

Japanese Yoshie Ueno (JPN-1) leads the U63kg followed by seven European athletes. European Champion Urska Zolnir (SLO-2) and Anicka van Emden (NED-3) form the top 3. Van Emden even overtook Elisabeth Willeboordse (NED-4) with her silver medal in Brazil.

Lucie Decosse (FRA-1) is amazing. She competed at three events and won all of them; The Grand Slam of Paris, the European Championships and the IJF Grand Slam in Rio. Now Kerstin Thiele (GER-2), finalist last week is ranked number two.

The second French leader of the IJF World Ranking is Céline Lebrun (FRA-1). Again she won an important tournament and even beat her competitor Stephanie Possamai (FRA-3) who arrived at the top 3. YANG Xiuli (CHN-2) is still seated behind Lebrun.

Elena Ivashchenko (RUS-1) is chased by Mika Sugimoto (JPN-2) due to her win in Brazil. Lucija Polavder (SLO-3) and Urzula Sadkowska (POL-4) form the top 3 of best seated Europeans.

Download the new IJF World Ranking below.