September 6, 2017

The September World Ranking list has been published and it has been a good month for Oceania athletes.

Jian Fang Lay is the region’s top athlete sitting at no.106 in the women’s ranking list. It will take some effort to catch her with compatriot Jee Minhyung, previously unranked, following her in the list at no.251, and Melissa Tapper sitting steady at no.362. Tearo Le Caill is Tahiti’s top player on the women’s at no.609 while New Zealand’s first representative is Natalie Paterson at no.624.

In the men’s rankings, New Zealand’s Tengteng Liu leads the charge at no.285. The Kiwi was previously unranked and has come in strong after a solid performance at the Australian Open in July. Australia’s David Powell is close behind at no.293, while compatriot Kane Townsend sits at no.375.

Remarkably, Oceania’s top fourteen male athletes have all shown improvement in the latest publication. Tahiti’s Ocean Belrose moves up twenty places to no.589, while Vanuatu’s Yoshua Shing is close behind at 593.

In the cadet girls’ rankings, Fiji’s Grace Yee has shot up the list more than seventy places to no.81. Meanwhile in the junior category, Australia’s Rohan Dhooria has dropped back to no.229 and teammate Jiamuwa Wu is at no.143 in the girls’ list.

Checkout the full ranking lists for September here.

Tengteng Liu went from unranked to Oceania’s top male athlete.