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Lukas Krpalek moves up the number one position in the IJF Ranking

28 May 2015 18:05

   Mario Krvavac
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Czech judo star Lukas Krpálek is the new number one of the world. Since the downgrade of the points by 50% of last year’s IJF Masters, the Czech took the highest position.

Krpalek is the only change in the IJF World Ranking for the highest position this week. Many leaders lost points due to the IJF Masters that was cancelled this year. Krpalek didn’t compete in Tyumen last year and wasn’t downgraded. 2013 Winner and World Champion Elkhan Mammadov won last year and took the hardest downgrade.


Also Majlinda Kelmendi and Kim Polling won last year, but are still leading with the most points of everyone. Naohisa Takato also lost points, he didn’t fight at any IJF event so far this year and planned to fight at this year’s Masters.


Europe is represented by 9 leaders in the World Ranking, Pan America (3) and Asia have 2 leaders. French star Teddy Riner raised one position from 3 to 2 with just 10 points difference to Rafael Silva.

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