World Ranking List (IJF)

World Ranking List (IJF)
Starting date 1st January 2009

The IJF is introducing a World Ranking List (WRL) in order to identify the leading athletes in each Olympic weight category. It will be used for seeding purposes as well as for Olympic Games Qualification

The World Ranking List will consist of points from the World Cups, Grand Prix, Grand Slam, Masters, Continental Championships, World Championships and Olympic Games:

The Ranking:
The total of ranking points for each player will amount to the sum of his/her five highest point scoresU during each 12 month period:
- look back 12 months from today - five best results count 100%
- look back 13-24 months, from there - five best results count 75%
- look back 25-36 months, from there - five best results count 50%
- look back 37-48 months, from there - five best results count 25%

Additional Rules:
In case of equality of total points, the higher ranking will be decided by:
- The highest sum of the current points from all World Championships.
- The highest current points from one single event, then, if needed, the second highest, and so on
- If the competitors are still equal the decision will be taken by the IJF Executive Committee in case of Olympic Qualification.

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