For the first time, the GAMMA World Championships taking place in Amsterdam this week will see the rankings system used to determine the seeding for athletes in each of the categories.

Since 2019 when the rankings system begun, GAMMA has been working to ensure a fair and consistent approach to seeding for its competitions.

During the World Championships, the top 4 athletes in each category will be seeded according to the rankings going into the event. The current rankings and additional information on how the classifications have been calculated can be found here.

Ranking points will also be available for athletes that compete at the World Championships and will be awarded as follows:

1st Place = 70 points

2nd Place = 50 points

3rd Place* = 30 points

5th Place = 20 points

Bout Won = 8 points per bout

Participation = 4 points

All points accumulated during the Championships will then be multiplied by 10 at the end of the event and will result in updated global rankings.

About the World Championships

The event will take place at the Sporthallen Zuid, located next to the world-famous Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam. With delegations travelling from all corners of the world, the days in Amsterdam will be filled with plenty of activities, including the World Congress, which will take place on 24 March, as well as a seminar on anti-doping education and a coaches’ workshop.