8 September 2009

New World Championships guarantee a better World ranking

New World Championships guarantee a better World ranking

After the World Championships the IJF World Ranking has been changed. Below the major changes follow.

Georgii Zantaraia (UKR-1) is the new leader in the men’s U60kg category. He took over this position from Ludwig Paischer (AUT-3) who is now at rank three, just after Hiroaki Hiraoka (JPN-2).

U66kg Hashbaatar Tsagaanbaatar (MGL-1) is still leading, the top three are still the same persons: Uriarte (ESP-2) and Ungvari (HUN-3).

The same counts for the U73kg division, where now World champion Wang Ki-Chun (KOR-1) in the new leader. He changed places with Dirk van Tichelt (BEL-2). Mansur Isaev (RUS-3) is stable at position three.

Ivan Nifontov (RUS-1) is obviously still leading the World Ranking after gaining another 500 points due to his World title.

Due to his World championships final place Kirill Denisov (RUS-1) moved to the highest position taking over from Andrei Kazusionak (BLR-2). World Champion Kyu-Won Lee (KOR-3) jumped from position 34 to three.

World Champion Maxim Rakov (KAZ-2) jumped from 15 to the second position behind Takamasa Anai (JPN-1) who took over from Luciano Correa (BRA-5). Runner-up Henk Grol (NED-6) moved to the sixth place, two places lower than his compatriot Elco van der Geest (BEL-4) who competed for Belgium for the first time.

Due to his poor World Championships, Russia lost a World ranking leader in Alexandr Mikhailine (RUS-3), now triple World Champion Teddy Riner (FRA-1) is back where he belongs.

In the women’s division Tomoko Fukumi (JPN-1) changed places with Frederique Jossinet (FRA-2) U48kg. Spanish World Championships runner-up Oiana Blanco (ESP-6) jumped from 35 to spot 6.

The top two judoka haven’t changed U52kg, but now Misato Nakamura (JPN-1) is leading for Natalia Kuzyutina (RUS-2). Romy Tarangul (GER-3) (in the picture) gained three places.

Telma Monteiro (POR-1) is still leading the U57 category due to her final place in Rotterdam, but now has World Champion Morgane Ribout (FRA-2) behind her instead of Kaori Matsumoto (JPN-3) who was second last edition of the World Ranking.

Yoshie Ueno (JPN-1) is the lonely leader U63kg, nearly doubling the points of World bronze medallist Elisabeth Willeboordse (NED-2) who beat Urska Zolnir (SLO-3), last ranked as number two, in a straight fight.

World Championships surprise Yuri Alvear (COL-2) was already at the seventh place last edition of the World ranking U70kg, but can now be found behind leader Lucie Decosse (FRA-1). Kerstin Thiele (GER-3) is still in the top 3.

Céline Lebrun (FRA-1) was dominant in the U78kg weight category and is still leading. World Champion Marhinde Verkerk (NED-2) gained twelve position from 14 to 2. Her opponent in the final Marina Pryschepa (UKR-3) won two places.

Chinese Favourite Tong Wen is without a doubt the strongest, but now formally confirmed in that position as the World leader in the plus category. She passed Elena Ivashchenka (RUS-2) who didn’t participate, so that Maki Tsukada (JPN-3) could also benefit to be seated in the top 3 now.

Download the new IJF World Ranking below