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Odette Giuffrida reaches top 10 World Ranking
15 Feb 2016 13:50
The victory of Odette Giuffrida gave the tiny Italian a place in the world’s top 10 U52kg, her highest position so far. In the latest IJF World Ranking all points of the 2014 Grand Slam in Paris were deducted and 50% of the European Open in Sofia of last year. Those reductions had a bigger impact on the current World Rank than the medals of last weekend in Oberwart and Rome.
Rafaela Silva’s points in both past events were deducted too and she drops from 7 to 10 U57kg, where the others benefit. Not a real worry for Silva who doesn’t have to qualify for her Games in her Rio.
U63kg Miku Tashiru and Yarden Gerbi swop places. The Israelian rises from 5 to 4. Tashiro won bronze in Paris in 2014.
Former Paris winner Ana Velensek lost her points and drops from 3 to 5, Malzahn and Steenhuis benefit.
Chinese heavyweight Sisi Ma benefits as well, and gained some points in last weekend’s Euro Open in Rome. She is now second just behind Rome winner Yu Song. Idalys Ortiz, is now 3.
Boldbaatar Ganbat (MGL) won the Grand Slam in 2014, exactly those points are deducted in the latest edition, he drops from 3 to 6. Orkhan Safarov takes his place at spot 3 U60kg.
The same counts for Zantaraia’s silver medal in 2014, it generates a loss and the Ukrainian magician moves to places 3, from 2. He switches with An of Korea, now at 2, which is the highest change in the men's world rankings this week.
Bulgaria’s Ivaylo Ivanov finally reached the top 10 U81kg after Travis Stevens lost some old points. Also Loic Pietri and Khasan Khalmurzaev switch places from 6 to 5.
In the other male categories no changes in the top 10.
Next week more changes are expected after the Grand Prix in Düsseldorf.
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