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Big movers in IJF World Ranking after the European Games

29 Jun 2015 18:50

   Emir Incegul / Turkish Judo Federation
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The new IJF Ranking delivered two new World leaders. In the new ranking the points were included of the European Games and Pan American Open in El Salvador. This week’s point were decreased to 50% of the points of European Championships in 2014 in Montpellier and to 0% of the event in 2013 as well as Panam Open last year.

Most surprising is the category U100kg where Lukas Krpalek is not anymore the #1 after the decrease of his previous two European titles in 2013 and 2014 he lost crucial points. Despite his failed European Games Elmar Gasimov is the new #1 of the world U100kg. Krpalek is second and Dmitri Peters 3, his compatriot Frey is 4. Winner Henk Grol is back in the top 10, from 11 to 6.

Adam Okruashvili is still ranked 8. The heavyweight won the European Games title. Silver medallist Or Sasson jumped from 36 to 22 this week.

Another Israelian, European Games winner Sagi Muki of Israel jumped from 7 to 3 at the IJF Ranking U73kg. But the most important step for Israel made Yarden Gerbi. She won bronze in Baku but regained her leading position U63kg. After being the World leader for since March Clarisse Agbegnenou was now passed by her friend and rival Gerbi. Agbegnenou is now ranked 3 behind Tina Trstenjak. Winner Trajdos is back to her best position at 5.


Kamal Khan-Magomedov is now 10th of the world after his European Games victory. He was #6 in April 2013. Same for Belgian

European Games winner U48kg Charline van Snick is back in the top 10, ranked 7th. Her best ever position was #2 in 2013.

Romanian winner U52kg Andreea Chitu is now ranked #2 which is her best ever position that she had previously 22 weeks spread in 2013, 2014 and even 2015.

The other top positions are stable.

Panam Open winner Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard of Canada got closer to the World top, she moved to place 8 U57kg. The other 13 winners in El Salvador are not yet in the top 30 of the World Rank.

Only one leader from PanAmerica this week with Kayla Harrison, Mongolians Munkhbat and Ganbat still leading U48 and U60kg. Chinese Yu Song is the third Asian leader, the other ten are from Europe.

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