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Steven
02-04-2016, 10:22 AM
The ITTF has published the new world rankings! These were released on February, 2016. The event results included in this ranking are from the recent German Open, Hungarian Open, World Junior Circuit Finals, Commonwealth Championships and the Finlandia Open.


Ma Long maintains World number 1 status!


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Ma Long, World #1 in February 2016 - Photo by: Xinhua


Notable changes

Men
04) 5 ZHANG Jike
08) 10 SAMSONOV Vladimir
38) 56 YOSHIDA Kaii
40) 60 WANG Zengyi
59) 73 GROTH Jonathan
62) 78 LI Ahmet
97) 121 MACHADO Carlos

Men's World Rankings

Recent German Open winner Ma Long has been at the top of the ITTF World Rankings for a staggering 42 times. Zhang Jike moves back into 4th spot overtaking Germany's Dimitrij Ovtcharov. Elsewhere in the top 10 seeds Chuang Chih Yuan moves 1 place ahead of Japan's Jun Mizutani. Vladimir Samsonov's recent form sees him progress to number 8 spot, whilst Timo Boll and Fang Bo secure the 9th and 10th spot.

Full rankings below:

01) 1 MA Long
02) 2 FAN Zhendong
03) 3 XU Xin
04) 5 ZHANG Jike
05) 4 OVTCHAROV Dimitrij
06) 7 CHUANG Chih-Yuan
07) 6 MIZUTANI Jun
08) 10 SAMSONOV Vladimir
09) BOLL Timo
10) 9 FANG Bo
11) 8 FREITAS Marcos
12) 11 WONG Chun Ting
13) 12 JUNG Youngsik
14) 13 NIWA Koki
15) 15 YAN An
16) 14 JOO Saehyuk
17) 16 TANG Peng
18) 20 GACINA Andrej
19) 17 LEE Sangsu
20) 18 OSHIMA Yuya
21) 19 GAO Ning
22) 25 GIONIS Panagiotis
23) 22 FEGERL Stefan
24) 21 YOSHIMURA Maharu
25) 23 GARDOS Robert
26) 27 APOLONIA Tiago
27) 32 GAUZY Simon
28) 26 MATSUDAIRA Kenta
29) 24 JANG Woojin
30) 31 LI Ping ^
31) 28 MORIZONO Masataka
32) 34 SHIBAEV Alexander
33) 29 ASSAR Omar
34) 30 GERELL Par
35) 32 LIANG Jingkun
36) 47 MURAMATSU Yuto
37) 48 ARUNA Quadri
38) 56 YOSHIDA Kaii
39) 37 STEGER Bastian
40) 60 WANG Zengyi


Women's World Rankings

Full rankings below:

01) 1 LIU Shiwen
02) 2 DING Ning
03) 3 ZHU Yuling
04) 4 FUKUHARA Ai
05) 7 ISHIKAWA Kasumi
06) 5 CHEN Meng
07) 6 LI Xiaoxia
08) 8 FENG Tianwei
09) 9 HAN Ying ^
10) 10 WU Yang
11) 17 YANG Haeun
12) 12 ITO Mima
13) 13 SEO Hyowon
14) 11 JEON Jihee ^
15) 14 MU Zi
16) 16 SHAN Xiaona ^
17) 15 SOLJA Petrissa
18) 19 LI Jie
19) 22 CHENG I-Ching
20) 26 TIE Yana
21) 18 HIRANO Miu
22) 29 LEE Ho Ching
23) 20 SAMARA Elizabeta
24) 28 DOO Hoi Kem
25) 21 LI Jiao
26) 23 HU Melek
27) 24 JIANG Huajun
28) 24 WAKAMIYA Misako
29) 31 LI Qian
30) 26 LIU Jia
31) 33 ISHIGAKI Yuka
32) 34 SATO Hitomi
33) NAKAHATA Natsumi
34) 32 YU Mengyu
35) 30 YU Fu ^
36) 40 CHOI Hyojoo ^
37) 35 RI Myong Sun
38) 36 POTA Georgina
39) 39 CHEN Szu-Yu
40) 36 HIRANO Sayaka


You can view the full World Rankings here. (http://ittf.com/ittf_ranking/)

What are your thoughts on the February World Rankings?

Suga D
02-04-2016, 12:56 PM
Thanks for sharing, Steven.
No big surprises at the top of the mens i would say.
Even less on the ladies side, except Yang Haeun.

Or did i miss something?

kriller
02-04-2016, 02:18 PM
Omg. Can't believe Jonathan Groth is 59 in the world now. I used to train with that guy after his matches :D

Dan
02-06-2016, 08:26 PM
Great as always Steven! China are back holding the top 4 places in the world!