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Olympic Champions take over the IJF World Ranking

17 Aug 2016 08:55

   IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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After the Olympic Games a new World Ranking was released by the IJF with many changes including seven new World Ranking leaders. Seven Olympic Champions are now leading their category.

Yeldos Smetov (KAZ) won silver U60kg but the world champion in the new leader taking over from Kim Won-Jin (KOR), who’s now ranked second.

An BaUl (KOR) is still leading U66kg, the top three is the same, only Olympic Champion Fabio Basile (ITA) jumped to place five. He is the lowest ranked Olympic champion, as he came from 29 before the Games.

Rustam Orujov (AZE) is now leading U73kg taking over from An Chang-Rim (KOR), now second, followed by Shohei Ono (JPN).

Both Nagase (JPN) as Tchrikishvili (GEO) missed the final U81kg and Khasan Khalmurzaev (RUS) won gold. He is now ranked three behind Nagase and Tchrikishvili.

Mashu Baker (JPN) was ranked second before the Olympic Games and is now undisputed World Ranking leader U90kg. Gwak (KOR) and Liparteliani (GEO) follow on a distance.

Lukas Krpalek is quite a jumper from four to one U100kg. The Czech was world champion in 2014 and now back the number one position. Finallist Gasimov (AZE) is second, bronze medallists Maret (FRA) and Haga (JPN) follow.

The +100kg ranking didn’t chance in the top, only Or Sasson (ISR) moved from 4 to 3, Teddy Riner (FRA) is leading with an amazing 4,150 points.

After her world title in 2015 it’s clear that Paula Pareto (ARG) is now leading the ranking U48kg with her Olympic title in Rio. Munkhbat, Kondo and Galbadrakh follow and Jeong completes the top five, all medallists, except for Munkbat who led until the Olympics.

Majlinda Kelmendi was welcomed like a hero in Kosovo after her Olympic title, she is also World Ranking Leader. Chitu (ROU) is still second. Only Kuziutina (RUS) is new in the top 5.

Sumiya Dorjsuren (MGL) won silver U57kg and is still leading. Brazilian Olympic champion Rafaela Silva jumps to place two.

The top five didn’t change, same names with Tina Trstenjak (SLO) in the lead, only Gerbi (ISR) switched with Trajdos (GER) at place 4.

Colombian phenomenon Yuri Alvear was again in a final, winning silver U70kg. She is now ranked world number one and passed Kim Polling (NED). Vargas Koch (GER) is third followed by Olympic champion Haruka Tachimoto (JPN).

Kayla Harrison is the Teddy Riner among the women. She is stabil leading the U78kg division for medallists Tcheumeo (FRA) and Aguiar (BRA).

Despite her loss in the final Idalys Ortiz (CUB) is leading +78kg, Yu (CHN) and Olympic champion Andeol (FRA) follow.

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  • Tina Trstenjak (SLO) - 2016 Olympic Games day 4 Judo U81kg & U63kg (2016, BRA) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Teddy Riner (FRA) - 2016 Olympic Games day 7 Judo O100 & O78kg (2016, BRA) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Paula Pareto (ARG) - 2016 Olympic Games day 1 Judo U60kg & U48kg (2016, BRA) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation

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