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Four new World Ranking leaders after deduction of Masters

29 May 2017 17:15

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Four judoka became world ranking leader for the first time in their careers. Dutchman Michael Korrel benefit of the deduction of the points of last year’s Masters and passed Cyrille Maret at the World Ranking list U100kg. Korrel won the Grand Slam in Baku recently and stepped into the top ten in February this year. With his bronze in Düsseldorf and victory against former World number one Gasimov he joined the top three.

Hisayoshi Harasawa passed Teddy Riner at the World Ranking. The Japanese heavyweight won silver in Rio and silver in Düsseldorf. Since this year the points of the World ranking have another system where achievements in the World Tour are awarded much higher than before. Top 8 ranks in the Continental Open’s are awarded with the same points as before. Together with a break for many Olympians this causes the changes recently.

Also Tsukasa Yoshida of Japan moved to the number one position due to her victory U57kg at the Asian Championships last week where last week’s number one Sumiya Dorjsuren (MGL) finished fifth and is now ranked 3.

Another mover is Elvismar Rodriguez who’s born in Venezuela but represents the IJF. She is now ranked number one U70kg after three silver medals in Baku, Tbilisi and Antalya this spring. Yuri Alvear (COL) was leader last week.

Europe has now eight leaders in the World Ranking, Asia five and Rodriguez represents the IJF. She is the only who’s born outside Asia or Europe.

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