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The best male judoka of the IJF World Ranking in 2016

21 Dec 2016 08:10

   IJF Media Team / IJF
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Three athletes of Azerbaijan dominate the last World Ranking of the year for men. In total four Europeans including Teddy Riner confirm that European is the most leading continent. Japan’s World Champions Nagase and Baker represent Asia as leader as well as An Ba-Ul of Korea. Teddy Riner is Leading the World Ranking since the start in 2009.

Orkhan Safarov is one of the three Azeri leading the World Ranking. He won the World Masters and took silver at the European Championships.

2016

Orkhan Safarov (AZE)

2015

Naohisa Takato (JPN)

2014

Boldbaatar Ganbat (MGL)

2013

Naohisa Takato (JPN)

2012

Rishod Sobirov (UZB)

2011

Rishod Sobirov (UZB)

2010

Rishod Sobirov (UZB)

Korean An Ba-Ul won the Masters and Düsseldorf but was caught by surprise in Rio by Fabio Basile, now the world number three. An earned $10,500 prize money in 2016, more than any other world leader in the men’s division.

2016

An Ba-Ul (KOR)

2015

Georgii Zantaraia (UKR)

2014

Mikhail Pulyaev (RUS)

2013

Tumurkhuleg Davaadorj (MGL)

2012

Lasha Shavdatuashvili (GEO)

2011

Musa Mogushkov (RUS)

2010

Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar (MGL)

Rustam Orujov is the second Azeri, he only couldn’t stop Shohei Ono for gold in Rio. He won the European title and GP Havana this year and was in the final in Düsseldorf, Abu Dhabi and of course Rio. He continues his world leading spot.

2016

Rustam Orujov (AZE)

2015

Rustam Orujov (AZE)

2014

Dex Elmont (NED)

2013

Nyam-Ochir Sainjargal (MGL)

2012

Riki Nakaya (JPN)

2011

Riki Nakaya (JPN)

2010

Ki-Chun Wang (KOR)

World Champion Takanori Nagase is still world leading. He took bronze in Rio and won the Grand Slam in Tokyo in December as well as the Grand Slam in Baku. Those victories delivered him $10,000 IJF Prize money and the world leading position.

2016

Takanori Nagase (JPN)

2015

Avtandili Tchrikishvili (GEO)

2014

Avtandili Tchrikishvili (GEO)

2013

Avtandili Tchrikishvili (GEO)

2012

Jae-Bum Kim (KOR)

2011

Jae-Bum Kim (KOR)

2010

Jae-Bum Kim (KOR)

Mashu Baker was the second youngest Olympic champion after Basile. Baker won the World Masters and the Olympic title, more than enough to take the lead in the World ranking.

2016

Mashu Baker (JPN)

2015

DongHan Gwak (KOR)

2014

Varlam Liparteliani (GEO)

2013

Asley Gonzalez (CUB)

2012

Ilias Iliadis (GRE)

2011

Ilias Iliadis (GRE)

2010

Takashi Ono (JPN)

Elmar Gasimov is the third Azeri who was successful in Rio winning silver in the final against Lukas Krpalek. He came in shape at the World Masters where he won gold, well peaked this year and he continued his lead in the so called IJF Prestige Ranking.

2016

Elmar Gasimov (AZE)

2015

Elmar Gasimov (AZE)

2014

Lukas Krpálek (CZE)

2013

Elkhan Mammadov (AZE)

2012

Maxim Rakov (KAZ)

2011

Takamasa Anai (JPN)

2010

Takamasa Anai (JPN)

Teddy Riner is undefeated since 2010, he won all his three tournaments this year in Samsun, Europeans in Kazan and Rio Olympics. He is the sports icon in judo, for France and for all young fans all around the world. “Teddy” is the world’s most successful judoka ever. His next goal is to reach Nomura status, the triple.

2016

Teddy Riner (FRA)

2015

Teddy Riner (FRA)

2014

Teddy Riner (FRA)

2013

Rafael Silva (BRA)

2012

Teddy Riner (FRA)

2011

Teddy Riner (FRA)

2010

Teddy Riner (FRA)

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