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Japan won the 2017 Judo World Championships

September Results: Japan’s Judokas Score Ippon

Japan came first in the month of September in the 2017 Global Cup, the ranking of the world's best sporting nations. They scor...

Best Sports

2018

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Badminton 145 15.2 5
2 Figure Skating 108 11.3 -1
3 Marathon 93 9.7 -1
4 Speedskating 82 8.6 -1
5 Sailing 63 6.6
6 Snowboarding 60 6.3 -2
7 Softball 48 5.0
8 Lacrosse 48 5.0 -3
9 Golf 36 3.8 4
10 Table Tennis 32 3.3 -3

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

2014

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Volleyball 238 17.1 2
2 Wrestling Free 141 10.1 5
3 Artistic Gymnastics 129 9.3 1
4 Figure Skating 114 8.2 10
5 Softball 100 7.2 14
6 Football 100 7.2 17
7 Snowboarding 89 6.4 1
8 Tennis 64 4.6 21
9 Badminton 58 4.2 18
10 Ski Jumping 43 3.1 5

Japan Positions

2018

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 13
Gender:Men 13
Gender:Women 9
Continent:Asia 2
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 29
Gender:Men 30
Gender:Women 27
Continent:Asia 2

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

2014

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 13
Gender:Men 19
Gender:Women 6
Continent:Asia 2
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 40
Gender:Men 44
Gender:Women 34
Continent:Asia 3
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