How does Oceania fair in the year end World Rankings?
December 22, 2017
The last edition of the ITTF World Ranking list has been published in 2017 and there are some surprise Oceania standouts on the list.
Australia’s Jian Fang Lay is sitting at the top at no.118, followed by Minhyung Jee at no.285 and then Melissa Tapper no.404. Close behind Tapper at no.469 is the surprise appearance of Sue Bin Oh. The Australian cadet is making her debut on the list and after recently competing at the World Cadet Challenge in Fiji, has found herself ranked within the top four athletes in the region.
The highest athlete from New Zealand on the list is Ruofei Rao who is at no.633 after making an appearance at the World University Games earlier in the year. Meanwhile Fiji’s Grace Yee appears at no.872. Check out the complete Oceania women’s list here.
The Men’s Ranking list is comprised of familiar faces. Aussie David Powell is sitting at the top at no.336, closely followed by New Zealand’s Tengteng Liu at no.339. Kane Townsend rounds out the men within the top 400, narrowly scraping in at no.390.
Outside of the Australia and New Zealand, it is Ronan Aubry that is highest on the list at no.1115, followed by Fiji’s Vicky Wu at no.1135. Checkout the complete Oceania men’s list here.
From January 2018 the New ITTF World Ranking will come in to effect. The new system will provide a clearer pathway for Oceania athletes to move up the ranking list. If you haven’t already familiarised yourself with the points structure, check out the video below to get the rundown before the first list is published in the New Year.