by Ian Marshall, Editor
Otherwise in the age group rankings, matters in the leading positions are very much as in January; the Under 21 Men’s World Rankings witnessing the most changes with Japan again to the fore.
Yuto Kizukuri retains top spot ahead of colleagues Yuki Matsuyama and Koyo Kanamitsu. Yuki Matsuyama climbs two places, for Koyo Kanamitsu it is one more; previously he was listed at no.6.
The players to make way are Slovenia’s Darko Jorgic and Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yun-Ju; formerly at no.2, Darko Jorgic drops to no.5, for Lin Yun-Ju, the fall is even greater. He descends from no.3 to no.19.
Changes in the principal positions; not on the Under 18 Boys’ or Under 18 Girls’ World Rankings; on the former China’s Xiang Peng and Xu Yingbin continue in the top two respective positions ahead of Sweden’s Truls Moregard. On the latter China’s Shi Xunyao remains at the head the order of merit, once again ahead of Amy Wang of the United States and Russia’s Mariia Tailakova.
Similarly, in the youngest age group there is no change.
Peru’s Carlos Fernandez once again heads the Under 15 Boys’ World Rankings followed by Hong Kong’s Yiu Kwan To and Germany’s Mike Hollo; on the counterpart Under 15 Girls’ World Rankings it is the same scenario. China’s Kuai Man retains pole position with colleague Chen Yi and Romania’s Elena Zaharia the next in line.
World Rankings: Complete lists for February 2019