Wednesday, 4 January: Ski GP1 riders Emma-Nellie Ortendahl and Jeremy Poret have rounded out their superb 2016 world championship winning seasons with each securing the number 1 slot in the prestigious UIM-ABP World Rankings.


In Runabout GP1 Jeremy Perez secured the number one billing for the fourth successive season with Rok Florjancic regaining the top slot in Freestyle.


Since its introduction in 2013 the results of riders submitted by their respective UIM National Authorities has escalated dramatically reaching new heights in 2016 with 528 riders from 34 countries represented.


Sweden’s Ortendahl’s much-deserved top slot with 2818 points follows on the back of a dominating world championship run, winning four of five Grand Prix and 9 of the 10 races. Second in the rankings went to Portugal’s Beatriz Curtinhal with France’s two-time world champion Jennifer Menard third.


Four-time champion Jeremy Poret tops the standings with 2683 points for his first time, unseating Austrian Kevin Reiterer in both the world championship and world rankings, with Norway’s Stian Schjetlein third.


Frenchman Jeremy Perez continued his incredible run to remain world number 1 for the fourth year on 2223 points ahead of France’s Christophe Agostinho and three-time world champion, Kuwait’s Yousef Al Abdulrazzaq.


Slovenia’s aerial ace Rok Florjancic retained his billing as world number 1 for a third time ahead of Italy’s Roberto Mariani and Nac Florjancic.


The UIM-ABP World Ranking is established by the addition of all points allocated to a competitor for overall event results in World, Continental, National and Regional Championships and International Ordinary races from 1 January to 31 December for all competitions sanctioned by the UIM and proceeding according to UIM Aquabike rules, with 20% of the previous years’ points carried over.


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