Maybe our video about world champions was too soon? We should have waited until we get the final results from the SUP World Ranking. It is a points system we explained in the beginning of the year and was created by Tibor Hasulyo in cooperation with a math professor at the University of Hungary. Click the picture below to read all about it.
Now Tibor just released the world top 100 list and we did have a look at it and must say for the most part the list appears to be very accurate. We do how ever question why Connor who won all sprint races that counted most is not on top of the list. However we must consider that the SUP World Ranking is taking many many races under consideration and Connor was not at many races this year. Titouan Puyo for example paddled quite more races than Connor. From a subjective point of view we also feel that Boothy appears a bit too low on this list, but if the algorithms came up with that we have to take it as fair value. So now we can start raising the question, how many races does one have to paddle in order to be on top of this list and what races are we going to put in the list? If you click the link above you can find out how this is calculated.
Looking at the women side the list appears to be very accurate and is pretty much in sync with our findings. You can watch the video below to find out who are the SUP World Champions according to the Stand Up Magazin.
Men Top 20
Women Top 20
In this video we discuss who are the real world champions for 2022. Do you agree with our findings?