China

Ma Long of China in action at the Table Tennis World Team Championships in Halmstadt, Sweden

China wins month of May ahead of Russia, Sweden

China was the best sporting nation in May 2018, winning the monthly Global Cup ranking ahead of

China's Zhang Jiaqi (right) and Zhang Minjie compete during the women's 10m platform final at the FINA Diving World Cup 2018

China Wins 2018 Diving World Cup

China won the 2018 Diving World Cup with 142 points – an extraordinary 33.1% of the points on offer.

Best Sports

2018

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Shooting 360 21.7
2 Volleyball 240 14.5 2
3 Badminton 157 9.5 -1
4 Diving 142 8.6 -1
5 Short Track 113 6.8
6 Basketball 105 6.3
7 Wrestling Free 100 6.0
8 Freestyle Skiing 63 3.8 -1
9 Table Tennis 60 3.6 -1
10 Canoe/Kayak Sprint 40 2.4 -1

2017

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Swimming 343 14.0 3
2 Athletics 275 11.3 1
3 Table Tennis 240 9.8 3
4 Shooting 218 8.9 -3
5 Diving 140 5.7 2
6 Badminton 130 5.3 3
7 Artistic Gymnastics 128 5.2 4
8 Taekwondo 125 5.1 4
9 Volleyball 125 5.1 -7
10 Short Track 114 4.7 -5

2016

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Shooting 378 12.0 6
2 Volleyball 350 11.1 10
3 Athletics 315 10.0 -1
4 Swimming 258 8.2 -3
5 Short Track 242 7.7 1
6 Table Tennis 228 7.2 -3
7 Diving 190 6.0 3
8 Weightlifting 142 4.5 -3
9 Badminton 132 4.2 2
10 Football 125 4.0 -6

2015

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Swimming 345 10.4
2 Athletics 341 10.3
3 Table Tennis 305 9.2 8
4 Football 200 6.0 8
5 Short Track 188 5.7 -3
6 Weightlifting 188 5.7 -2
7 Shooting 184 5.5 -6
8 Basketball 180 5.4 1
9 Artistic Gymnastics 164 4.9 -3
10 Diving 148 4.5 -3

2014

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 Shooting 550 20.6 3
2 Short Track 348 13.0 4
3 Volleyball 300 11.2
4 Weightlifting 204 7.6 1
5 Badminton 175 6.5 3
6 Artistic Gymnastics 156 5.8 6
7 Diving 122 4.6 2
8 Freestyle Skiing 96 3.6 6
9 Basketball 75 2.8 1
10 Rowing 61 2.3

China Positions

2018

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 7
Gender:Men 18
Gender:Women 4
Continent:Asia 2
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 51
Gender:Men 52
Gender:Women 47
Continent:Asia 9

2017

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 6
Gender:Men 10
Gender:Women 2
Continent:Asia 1
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 59
Gender:Men 59
Gender:Women 56
Continent:Asia 11

2016

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 6
Gender:Men 9
Gender:Women 2
Continent:Asia 1
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 62
Gender:Men 61
Gender:Women 59
Continent:Asia 12

2015

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 3
Gender:Men 6
Gender:Women 2
Continent:Asia 1
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 60
Gender:Men 59
Gender:Women 55
Continent:Asia 11

2014

Global Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 4
Gender:Men 9
Gender:Women 2
Continent:Asia 1
Per Capita Cup Positions
Category Position
Overall 54
Gender:Men 55
Gender:Women 51
Continent:Asia 10
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