Japan

Best Sports

2019

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Football 128 15.0
2 Speedskating 107 12.5
3 Table Tennis 95 11.0
4 Tennis 75 8.8 1
5 Snowboarding 64 7.5 -1
6 Figure Skating 50 5.8
7 Softball 48 5.6
8 Freestyle Skiing 39 4.6 -1
9 Ski Jumping 38 4.4 -1
10 Marathon 36 4.2 -1

2018

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Judo 427 16.6
2 Karate 346 13.5
3 Climbing 217 8.4
4 Wrestling Free 166 6.5 -1
5 Marathon 159 6.2 4
6 Artistic Gymnastics 153 6.0
7 Badminton 145 5.6 4
8 Figure Skating 108 4.2 9
9 Tennis 105 4.1 22
10 Speedskating 82 3.2 -2

2017

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Judo 353 15.4 1
2 Swimming 307 13.4 1
3 Wrestling Free 169 7.4 2
4 Table Tennis 134 5.8
5 Athletics 130 5.7 2
6 Artistic Gymnastics 120 5.2
7 Fencing 81 3.5 20
8 Speedskating 74 3.2 7
9 Marathon 69 3.0 8
10 Golf 68 2.9 6

2016

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Karate 489 21.0
2 Judo 257 11.0
3 Swimming 248 10.7
4 Table Tennis 131 5.6 4
5 Wrestling Free 126 5.4 1
6 Artistic Gymnastics 90 3.9 -1
7 Athletics 82 3.5 2
8 Softball 80 3.4 11
9 Tennis 78 3.4 8
10 Climbing 73 3.1

2015

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Football 530 22.6 4
2 Judo 429 18.3
3 Swimming 192 8.2
4 Basketball 150 6.4
5 Artistic Gymnastics 120 5.1 -2
6 Wrestling Free 105 4.5 -4
7 Volleyball 75 3.2 -6
8 Table Tennis 71 3.0 4
9 Athletics 55 2.3
10 Archery 49 2.1

Japan Positions

2019

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 7
Gender:Men 8
Gender:Women 9
Continent:Asia 1
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 27
Gender:Men 25
Gender:Women 26
Continent:Asia 4

2018

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 4
Gender:Men 6
Gender:Women 2
Continent:Asia 1
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 33
Gender:Men 35
Gender:Women 26
Continent:Asia 3

2017

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 8
Gender:Men 7
Gender:Women 9
Continent:Asia 2
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 43
Gender:Men 40
Gender:Women 36
Continent:Asia 5

2016

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 7
Gender:Men 8
Gender:Women 9
Continent:Asia 2
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 43
Gender:Men 45
Gender:Women 36
Continent:Asia 4

2015

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 8
Gender:Men 11
Gender:Women 4
Continent:Asia 2
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 45
Gender:Men 47
Gender:Women 32
Continent:Asia 5
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