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Asian judoka move up in World Ranking
4 Nov 2015 09:30
In the IJF ranking Georgii Zantaraia is back at his number one position U66kg. He replaces Davaadorj Tumurkhuleg who was number one after Paris. At last weekend’s Grand Slam of Abu Dhabi where Zantaraia finished third, An BaUl of Korea was the winner and the world champion moved up to place 4, from 5.
Czech Lukas Krpalek is back at number one as he passed Elmar Gasimov of Azerbaijan. Krpalek won silver last week in the VAE after his loss against Olympic champion Tagir Khaibulaev who jumped to place 21, from 40. Adlan Bisultanov is still the best ranked Russian U100kg.
In the women’s division Mongolian Sumiya Dorjsuren is the number one of the world U57kg. Dorjsuren replaces Corina Caprioriu as world leader. Dorjsuren is the second Mongolian leader in the women’s division. With Munkhbat U48kg Mongolia have a serious stake in the top 3 positions in the IJF World Ranking. Ganbat U60kg and Davaadorj U66kg are ranked second.
Mongolia and Korea are now the only countries with two World Ranking leaders. Kim Won-Jin U60kg and Gwak Dong Han U90kg lead their divisions. Japanese Takanori Nagase is the youngest World Ranking leader in this moment, he turned 22 last month. Asian is gaining ground with now six leaders, EJU moves back to seven leaders, Kayla Harrison is still representing Pan America as leader U78kg.
The only Abu Dhabi winner who could prolong her title of 2014, Laura Vargas Koch is now ranked second U70kg behind Abi Dhabi finalist Kim Polling. Vargas Koch was number one from February until April this year.
The lowest ranked Abu Dhabi winner is Ivaylo Ivanov, his star is rising. This week he moved from place 62 to 24, ready to qualify for Rio in his category U81kg.
In the latest World Ranking the points of Abu Dhabi 2014 are reduced by 50% and the points for the Grand Prix of China in 2013 are reduced completely.
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