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Elios Manzi and Evelyne Tschopp winners of this week
Elios Manzi and Evelyne Tschopp winners of this week
16 May 2016 10:45
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Almaty winner Elios Manzi moves from 61 to 35 this week in the World Ranking U60kg and straight into the qualification for Rio at place 35, a giant jump for the young Italian. Unseeded Joshiro Maruyama had no points at all and is now the number 54 of the world U66kg.

An Changrim is back at the number one position U73kg, he passed Rustam Orujov with a few points after the deduction of 50% of the points of the Grand Slam of Baku last year and removal of the Grand Slam points of 2014. Lasha Shavdatuashvili is now 5th from 9 last week.

Cuban winner Ivan Felipe Silva Morales gained new points is moved to 16 from 27 this week after his victory in Almaty. Frenchman Axel Clerget from 30 to 18 U90kg. 2013 World Champion Elkhan Mammadov improved his position from 23 to 17 but has Gasimov as number as number one U100kg. Heavyweight Adam Okruashvili is back in the top 10, from 15 after his victory on Sunday.

This weeks winner Otgontsetseg Galbadrakh is the number three of the world U48kg. Swiss Evelyne Tschopp fought herself into the qualification places, 18th at the World and Olympic ranking, too bad for 39-year old Ilse Heylen who lost her continental place as a result of this coup.

Polish Arleta Podolak won in Almaty and is now one of the two judoka for Europe on continental spots U57kg together with Sanne Verhagen. Margaux Pinot is doing a sensational march U63kg, now from 40 to 23, but she has Agbegnenou at place 2 of the World Ranking. French Marie Eve Gahie is qualified at place 17, but is the second for her country, Posvite is 12 U70kg.

Chinese Zhehui Zhang is certainly qualified at place 14 U78kg. Last weeks winner is 15 in the World Ranking, last week 20. +78kg Idalys Ortiz is number two just like last week, she will be defending her Olympic title and seems in shape.