The IJF have announced that it will award a prize money bonus for 2018 year-end leaders of the World Ranking List. The IJF will award a bonus prize money pot of $220,000 with the male and female judoka with the most ranking points for the calendar year each scooping $50,000 apiece.
The 12 remaining world number ones at the end of 2018 will each be awarded $10,000.
Guram Tushishvili (8102 points) is the standout male judoka for 2018 while fellow world champion Clarisse Agbegnenou (8256 points) was the leading female judoka last year.
Remaining world number one’s on 31 December 2018:
-48kg: Daria Bilodid (UKR)
-52kg: Amandine Buchard (FRA)
-57kg: Yoshida Tsukasa (JPN)
-70kg: Arai Chizuru (JPN)
-78kg: Guusje Steenhuis (NED)
+78kg: Idalys Ortiz (CUB)
-60kg: Robert Mshvidobadze (RUS)
-66kg: Abe Hifumi (JPN)
-73kg: An Changrim (KOR)
-81kg: Saeid Mollaei (IRI)
-90kg: Nikolz Sherazadishvili (ESP)
-100kg: Varlam Liparteliani (GEO)
Also read 'Top earners in the IJF Tour'