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Year overview of the World Leading women judoka of 2016

20 Dec 2016 14:25

   JudoHeroes, www.ijf.org
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Three European athletes, two Asian and two Pan American athletes are leading the last World Ranking of the year, what was called the IJF Prestige ranking. Mongolia is the most dominant nation in the world ranking for women with two leading positions. Former Mongolian, now Kazakh judoka Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh won the most prize money, $15,500 of which 20% went to her coach.

After her victory in Japan Urantsetseg Munkhbat is again the number one of the world, for the third consecutive time at the last ranking of the year.

2016

Urantsetseg Munkhbat (MGL)

2015

Urantsetseg Munkhbat (MGL)

2014

Urantsetseg Munkhbat (MGL)

2013

Sarah Menezes (BRA)

2012

Sarah Menezes (BRA)

2011

Haruna Asami (JPN)

2010

Tomoko Fukumi (JPN)

Majlinda Kelmendi had a great year with the Olympic title and European title in April. Despite her comeback of her injury she won the most important prices and is back at the number one position.

2016

Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS)

2014

Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS)

2015

Andreea Chitu (ROU)

2014

Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS)

2013

Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS)

2012

Yuka Nishida (JPN)

2011

Yuka Nishida (JPN)

2010

Misato Nakamura (JPN)

Sumiya Dorjsuren won the World Masters and finished with silver at the Olympic Games and in Paris. She is stable at the leading position U57kg.

2016

Sumiya Dorjsuren (MGL)

2015

Sumiya Dorjsuren (MGL)

2014

Automne Pavia (FRA)

2013

Miryam Roper (GER)

2012

Kaori Matsumoto (JPN)

2011

Kaori Matsumoto (JPN)

2010

Kaori Matsumoto (JPN)

Not many judoka won the European title in combination with the Olympic title, but Slovenian Tina Trstenjak did it. She is leading the World Ranking since her 2015 World title with iron hand.

2016

Tina Trstenjak (SLO)

2015

Tina Trstenjak (SLO)

2014

Clarisse Agbegnenou (FRA)

2013

Yarden Gerbi (ISR)

2012

Yoshie Ueno (JPN)

2011

Gévrise Emane (FRA)

2010

Yoshie Ueno (JPN)

Although the Olympics didn’t bring Kim Polling what she had in mind after losing to the Olympic Champion in the first round, the Dutch powerhouse is still able to win major event such as the World Masters. It kept her in the lead U70kg for the fourth consecutive year.

2016

Kim Polling (NED)

2015

Kim Polling (NED)

2014

Kim Polling (NED)

2013

Kim Polling (NED)

2012

Lucie Decosse (FRA)

2011

Lucie Decosse (FRA)

2010

Lucie Decosse (FRA)

Kayla Harrison took her second Olympic title. It made her a legend and she retired from judo at the age of 26 going for new challenges in another sport.  She peak where she had to.

2016

Kayla Harrison (USA)

2015

Kayla Harrison (USA)

2014

Audrey Tcheumeo (FRA)

2013

Mayra Aguiar (BRA)

2012

Kayla Harrison (USA)

2011

Audrey Tcheumeo (FRA)

2010

Céline Lebrun (FRA)

Idalys Ortiz was close to another stunt but got bested by Emilie Andeol in Rio. But Ortiz again won five tournaments and regain the world leading position in 2016.

2016

Song Yu (CHN)

2015

Song Yu (CHN)

2014

Idalys Ortiz (CUB)

2013

Idalys Ortiz (CUB)

2012

Idalys Ortiz (CUB)

2011

Megumi Tachimoto (JPN)

2010

Qian Qin (CHN)

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  • Tina Trstenjak (SLO) - 2016 Olympic Games day 4 Judo U81kg & U63kg (2016, BRA) - © JudoHeroes
  • Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS), Driton Kuka (KOS) - 2016 Olympic Games day 2 Judo U66kg & U52kg (2016, BRA) - © David Finch, Judophotos.com
  • Sumiya Dorjsuren (MGL) - 2016 Olympic Games day 3 Judo U73kg & U57kg (2016, BRA) - © JudoHeroes

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