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Romania and Slovenia welcome new World Ranking leaders

21 Jul 2015 08:35

   IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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Romania is satisfied to see the new release of the World Ranking. For the first time since the start of the IJF World Ranking Romanian now leads with two ladies in two categories. Since last week Andreea Chitu is leading the category U52kg, since this week Corina Caprioriu is the new world leader U57kg. Caprioriu took over the position of Telma Monteiro (POR) after her silver medal at the Grand Slam in Tyumen last weekend.

Andreea Chitu finished 7th in Tyumen, but still enough to get the competition behind her. Tyumen was one of the last IJF events in advance of the World Championships in Astana in August. Next week is the Asian Open in Taipeh, but that won’t affect the current ranking in the top.

Another change in the World Ranking is unique for Slovenia. Tina Trstenjak is the new number one of the World U63kg. She is the fourth Slovenian to lead the World Ranking: Urska Zolnir, Lucija Polavder and Rok Draksic had the pleasure, now Trstenjak is the number one candidate for the World title.

Now Romania and Azerbaijan (Safarov, Orujov) have two leaders. Twelve different nations lead the World Ranking of the 14 categories.

The World Championships in Astana will shake up the ranking soon.

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