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September 2002 World Rankings

ITTF Press Release

Lausanne, 4 September 2002. The best players from the Women’s World Cup – except the winner ZHANG Yining (CHN) - are moving ahead on the new September World Ranking.

ZHANG was already before the World Cup nr. 2 in the World with far to go before she can overtake nr. 1, WANG Nan (CHN.

However finalist LI Nan (CHN) and the two semi-finalists LIN Ling and TIE Yana (HKG) are moving forward. LIN Ling moves from nr. 6 to nr. 4, LI Nan jumps from nr. 8 to nr. 5, and TIE Yana steps into top 20 as nr. 18.

Korean RYU Ji-Hae was “punished” for cancelling her participation in the World Cup. She slipped from nr. 4 to nr. 7. However she has the chance to recover already at this weeks Korea Open.

The men’s top 30 players did not play any international competitions so there is no changes compared to the August ranking. However further down the list the results from the Commonwealth Games means a big step forward for the winner of Men’s Singles Segun TORIOLA (NIG). In the final he overcame Johnny HUANG (CAN) and the new Commonwealth Champion moves from nr. 104 to nr. 80 on the world Ranking.

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