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First IJF World Ranking released for 2016

18 Jan 2016 09:05

   Marwen Faidi

The latest IJF Ranking doesn’t have too many changes compared to last year. This weekend’s African Open in Tunis. Winners Nora Gjakova, Kilian Le Blouch and Marie Eve Gahie kept last year’s point as they prolonged their title. Lucie Louette won silver this weekend after she won the title in 2015, no harm done. The ones who really benefit were Hela Ayari of Tunisia who climbed into the top 20, from 22 to 16. Her compatriot Nihel Cheikh Rouhou kept her fifth place.

Slovenian Mihael Zgank moved to position 28 U90kg. Another Slovenian; Martin Hojak secured a position in the top 100, the 18-year old rookie  was 242 last week.

Frenchman Kilian Le Blouch moved 5 places to 34, from 39. The African Open were a tremendous success for Estonia winning two gold medals, the first gold since 2010. Winners Minaskin and Mettis are now high in the top 40 of their World Ranking.

This World ranking is used for the Grand Prix in Havana this week. With 200 days to go for the start of the Olympic Games, the qualification battle continues.


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  • Nora Gjakova (KOS), Martina Lo Giudice (ITA), Valentina Giorgis (ITA), Arleta Podolak (POL) - African Open Tunis (2016, TUN) - © Elisabetta Fratini, International Judo Federation
  • Marielle Pruvost (FRA), Marijana Miskovic (CRO), Isabel Puche (ESP), Cloe Yvin (FRA) - African Open Tunis (2016, TUN) - © Marwen Faidi
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