25 january

Kazakhstan judoka Yeldos Smetov tops the world ranking of IJF

Astana (Republic of Kazakhstan); January 24, 2017: The International Judo Federation (IJF) has announced its ranking list as of January 23, 2017.

2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist Yeldos Smetov tops the ranking within -60kg weight category. The second place is after Uzbekistan athlete Diorbek Urozboev, who were the third at the Rio Olympic Games. Azeri Orkhan Safarov closes the top-3.

The bronze medalist of the Games in Rio kazakhstani Galbadrah Otgontsetseg is on the second position of the world ranking in women 48kg category.

Photo credit: Izturgan Aldauyev