News

The latest Judo News offered by JudoInside.com

Four new World Ranking leaders after deduction of Masters

29 May 2017 17:15

   JudoHeroes & IJF / Copyright: www.ijf.org
2017_ech_jh_100_michael_korrel_ned

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.

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Elvismar Rodriguez (IJF) - Grand Prix Tbilisi (2017, GEO) - © IJF Media Team, IJF
  • Chen-Ling Lien (TPE), Tsukasa Yoshida (JPN) - Asian Championships Hong Kong (2017, HKG) - © Emmeric Le Person
  • Hisayoshi Harasawa (JPN) - Grand Prix Düsseldorf (2017, GER) - © Klaus Müller, Watch: http://km-pics.de/

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

20170702_hohhot_ijf_day3_haga_ryunosuke

World Champion Ryunosuke Haga unseeded for Budapest

13 Aug 2017 18:25

The U100kg weight class is super competitive and will definitely be among the most sensational match days at the World Championships in Budapest. There are many questions and many opportunities for many athletes. Defending World Champion Ryonosuke Haga of Japan is one of the candidates. But since the Olympic reduction, Haga has lost half of his accumulated points and is unseeded for Budapest. Read more

biggest_show_on_earth_4_3

Dutch team with Grol and Polling full of World medal potential

7 Aug 2017 17:50

The Dutch team for the World Championships in Budapest includes a little surprise. Triple World Championships runner-up Henk Grol was not very sure how to proceed after the Olympic Games; most likely he would start +100kg. His last matchday was at 11 August 2016 when he couldn’t overcome Cyrille Maret. Now it appears that Grol will make his comeback in Budapest, fighting U100kg. This is for certain: Grol is not yet finished. Read more

20170723_minsk_yahor_varapayeu

Belarus showcases golden team at European Open in Minsk

23 Jul 2017 18:40

What a story for Belarus at the European Open in Minsk winning three gold medals for the first time since 2006. On Sunday Yahor Varapayeu and Uladzislau Tsiarpitski added another gold medal to the one of Darya Skrypnik on Saturday. Read more

2017_minskopen

European Open in Minsk will have a finger-licking good field

21 Jul 2017 09:05

Four of the Olympic Games medallist will be fighting at the European Open in Minsk. The tournament in Belarus will be an important preparation for many European top, world-level athletes for the World Championships in Budapest. Read more

2017_ech_jh_100_michael_korrel_warsaw

European Judo Championships Preview U100kg: Gasimov and Korrel still without title

19 Apr 2017 13:20

World number one Elmar Gasimov of Azerbaijan is one of the candidates to take over the European title of Henk Grol he doesn’t compete in Warsaw. The European Championships will have a great category U100kg with some of the best players around. Read more

Partners

First description Second description Third description Four description

Judo birthday

Result City Date
1Budapest2016
1Rio de Janeiro2016
1Kazan2016
1Samsun2016
1Budapest2015
Result City Date
1Hohhot2 Jul
3Warsaw22 Apr
1Antalya9 Apr
5Düsseldorf26 Feb
1Rio de Janeiro2016