3x3 - The number one 3x3 players for 2013, country by country

10 Jan 2014

MIES (3x3) - Blaz 'Birdman' Cresnar, the number one 3x3 player in Slovenia and the entire world, headlines the list of players (men and women) who finished 2013 and started 2014 as the best 3x3 players in their country.

Among them, some familiar faces such as the reigning FIBA 3x3 World Champion with Serbia, Dusan Domovic Bulut, and the two-time Olympian and quarter-finalist at the 2012 FIBA 3x3 World Championships for Women with Czech Republic, Michaela Uhrová.

The new generation is taking over with 17-year-old Ferdinand III Ravena on top of the men's rankings in the Philippines and 16-year-old prodigy Arike Ogunbowale jumping to number one 3x3 women's player in the US.

Here is the full list*:
Albania: #1 man: Redi Guzja (7835th in the 3x3 Individual World Ranking)
Algeria: #1 man: Ilyes Boughanem (16065)
Andorra: #1 man: Jordi Fernandez Villarrubla (180); #1 woman: Laura Navarro Marin (1045)
Angola: #1 man: Tresor Quidome (517)
Argentina: #1 man: Julian Fedele (105); #1 woman: Florencia Llorente (6336)
Australia: #1 man: John Fitzgerald (10854); #1 women: Sarsha Cadle (18162) & Grace Jeavons
Austria: #1 men: Manuel Gartner (1757), Dennis Bachmann & Florian Fuchsjäger; #1 woman: Raphaela Reiner (11072)
Azerbaijan: #1 man: Fuad Niftaliyev (318); #1 woman: Darya Bespalko (17633)

Bangladesh: #1 man: Ibrahim Mohammad (9271)
Belarus: #1 man: Luka Malakhau (4506); #1 woman: Alena Novikava (31575)
Belgium: #1 men: Thierry Marien (372) & Mitchell Gorremans; #1 woman: Lara Moucheron (1199)
Belize: #1 man: Brian White (3506)
Bosnia and Herzegovina: #1 man: Ismet Velaga Sejfic (465)
Brazil: #1 man: Douglas Motta (30); #1 woman: Cristal Rocha (1240)
Bulgaria: #1 man: Ivan Mirchev (689); #1 woman: Borislava Hristova (4118)
Burundi: #1 man: Loïc Rukangantare (24640); #1 woman: Pascasie Bucumi (7835)

Cambodia: #1 man: Kenji Thach (7259)
Cameroon: #1 man: Wafo Fotso Yves Bertrand (525)
Canada: #1 man: Michael Linklater (63); #1 women: Shantelle Valentine (2732) - Eternati Willock
China: #1 man: Zhen Nian Zuo (317); #1 woman: Jing Fu (1944)
Chinese Taipei: #1 man: Nan Kuei Wang (129); #1 woman: Wen-Yu Lin (2331)
Colombia: #1 man: Juan David Velilla Uribe (28111)
Congo: #1 man: Tim Nkoji (7247)
Cote d'Ivoire: #1 man: Andre Oupoh (1777); #1 woman: Nina Gnizako (8850)
Croatia: #1 man: Duje Kaliterna (47)
Cuba: #1 men: Juan Luis Alvarez Fumero (1512), Yosley Douglas Agüero, Ernesto Montane Castaneda & Juan Pablo Rodriguez Garcia
Czech Republic: #1 man: Filip Zbranek (93); #1 woman: Michaela Uhrova (1416)

Denmark: #1 men: Anders Christensen (335), Marius Hansen & Jonathan Vad; #1 woman: Ida Tryggedsson (6292)
Dominica: #1 man: Adam Fontaine (293)
Dominican Republic: #1 man: Esteban Bautista (103)

Ecuador: #1 man: Bryan Barros (33463)
Egypt: #1 man: Ziyad Omar (6336)
Equatorial Guinea: #1 man: Bowy Greg Boho (4506)
Eritrea: #1 man: Ismail Ahmed (35816)
Estonia: #1 man: Ardi Oja (208); #1 woman: Trine Kasemägi (1120)

Finland: #1 men: Cesar Carapinha (6137), Justice Graham & Damon Williams
France: #1 man: Sandjiri Sy (87); #1 woman: Fleur Devillers (1389)

Georgia: #1 man: Mikheil Panchulidze (407)
Germany: #1 man: Marc Rass (25); #1 women: Anika Illbruck (1639) & Carola Selders
Greece: #1 man: Paradeisas Aristeidis (405)
Grenada: #1 man: Andre Ambrose (5847)
Guam: #1 man: David Sakazaki (32712); #1 woman: Kali Benavente (11795)
Guatemala: #1 man: Luis Perez (1943)

Haiti: #1 man: Steeve Louissaint (1425)
Hong Kong: #1 men: Chan Chun Hang (7259), Xu Oliver, Wong Tsz Chung & Ho Yee Fu; #1 women: Chu Hau Yee (9729), Huang Lai Fong & Cheuk Ting
Hungary: #1 man: Attila Csuba (675); #1 woman: Dora Forgacs (2112)

Iceland: #1 man: Pall Helgason (8850)
India: #1 man: Akilan Pari (2910); #1 women: Geethu Anna Jose (4506), Anitha Pauldurai, Manisha Satyajit Dange & Pratima Singh
Indonesia: #1 man: Fandi Andika Ramadhani (73); #1 woman: Calista Elvira (2753)
Iran: #1 men: Mohammad Hassanzadeh (2667), Saeid Davarpanah, Mousa Nabipour & Mohammad Jamshidi
Iraq: #1 man: Mohamed Al Azawi (16065); #1 women: Saravan Baram (23455), Sozi Faris & Bnar Salih
Israel: #1 men: Oren Ben Hamo (8053), Shai Kadosh, Asaf Rothenshtin & Liran Shvarts
Italy: #1 man: Andrea Negri (436); #1 woman: Cecilia Zandalasini (1141)

Jamaica: #1 man: Michael Jackson (9271)
Japan: #1 man: Tomoya Ochiai (29); #1 woman: Kyomi Shikata (43824)
Jordan: #1 men: Ali El Zubi (3224), Malek Khashkan, Ahmad El Dwairi & Mohammad Zaghab; #1 women: Liliana Abu Jbara (12578), Farah Khuzouz & Jina Sirriyeh

Kazakhstan: #1 man: Ilya Koptelov (9729)
Kenya: #1 man: Michael Makiadi
Kuwait: #1 man: Abdo Chidiac (30574); #1 women: Farah Karam (18205), Maryam Alhendy & Dina Ali

Laos: #1 man: Issam Al Sarout (14958)
Latvia: #1 man: Arturs Duselis (449)
Lebanon: #1 man: Rabih Dib (191); #1 women: Céline Abi Ghosn (11823), Ferial Al Jammal, Lea Abi Ghosn & Magalie Gemayel
Lithuania: #1 man: Ovidijus Varanauskas (114); #1 woman: Laura Juskaite (3540)
Luxembourg: #1 man: Thomas Grün (34530)

Macao: #1 men: Chan Seng Lei (11823), Happy Fong, Man Lok Chan & Weng Fong Ma; #1 women: Hoi Cheng Vu (21742), Hong In Lio, Hio Tong Ng & Loh Hang Grace Sin
Madagascar: #1 man: Sologrillz Don (35816)
Malawi: #1 man: Eugene Ambali (24640)
Malaysia: #1 men: John Khai Chiek Wong (2841), Yi Hou Wong; #1 women: Hui Yong Tan (9729), Pik Jin Lee, Sze Qian Wong & Phei Ling Lee
Maldives: #1 men: Ismail Zaidh (22713), Ramah Ibrahim Easa, Ahmed Said Naeem & Mohamed Layan
Mexico: #1 man: Jose Antonio Garcia (43884)
Mongolia: #1 men: Byambanaran Byambanorov (12578), Temuujin Ariunbold, Tserenbaatar Enkhtaivan, Munkhtuvshin Davaador; #1 women: Altanzaya Buriad (5295), Ganzul Davaasuren, Ishtaya Jambal & Solongo Bayasgalan
Morocco: #1 man: Mohammed Ouiri (16504)

Nepal: #1 men: Ayush Singh (14958), Shyam Hari Poudel, Sailesh Khadgi & Rikesh Shresth; #1 women: Preeti Tulachan (14108), Gyanu Gauchan, Neha Maskey & Alisha Malla
Netherlands: #1 man: Chip Jones (40); #1 women: Karen Heinen (1393) & Yvonne Van Daalen
New Zealand: #1 man: Duane Bailey (493); #1 woman: Tessa Boagni (7183)
Nigeria: #1 man: Hycenth Nwoke (1266)

Panama: #1 man: Sergio Sanchez (32847)
Peru: #1 man: Gino Calderon Vizcarra (28111)
Philippines: #1 man: Ferdinand III Ravena (1585); #1 women: Nicole Maria Imelda Cancio (9729), Afril Bernardino & Alyanna Sabrina Ong
Poland: #1 men:Tomek Rudko (45) & Piotr Wojcik; #1 woman: Jessica Musijowska (4506)
Portugal: #1 man: Ribeiro (7259); #1 woman: Césaria Ambrosio (13367)
Puerto Rico: #1 man: Juan Ortega (176); #1 woman: Yolanda Pagan (3563)

Qatar: #1 man: Yaseen Musa (168); #1 women: Warda Morjan NJ Mohammed (14108), Houweida Alhabib Tounisi & Refaa Morjan NJ Mohamed

Republic of Congo: #1 man: Chris Omanye (2757)
Romania: #1 man: Catalin Vlaicu (11); #1 women: Monica Ady (725) & Andra Haas
Russia: #1 man: Alex Abrikosov (38); #1 women: Rita Karanaeva (16504), Maria Khruleva & Ksenia Kunakova
Rwanda: #1 man: Leopold Dusingizimana (11072)

Samoa; #1 man: Shea Ili (1126)
Saudi Arabia: #1 men: Nassir Abo Jalas (1972), Ayman Almuwallad, Marzouq Almuwallad & Mohammed Alsager
Senegal: #1 man: Mohamed Yafa (10854)
Serbia: #1 man: Dusan Domovic Bulut (4); #1 woman: Jelena Krsmanovic (11072)
Singapore: #1 man: Joshua Lim (41306); #1 woman: Cheryl Low (40985)
Slovakia: #1 man: Miroslav Ciho (94); #1 woman: Kate Valentova (6888)
Slovenia: #1 man: Blaz Cresnar (1); #1 women: Ziva Zdolsek (6336), Bojana Duric & Masa Pirsic
Somalia; #1 man: Ziyad Gulyd (5557)
South Africa: #1 man: Xolani Xaba (5160); #1 woman: Lungi Mchunu (24640)
South Korea: #1 man: Junhyeong Byeon (2434), Hyunwoo Jeon, Gookchan Kim & Junghyeong Park; #1 woman: Haeyun Jeong (43841)
Spain: #1 man: Jose Martin (149), #1 woman: Angela Salvadores (973)
Sri Lanka: #1 men: Praneeth Udumalagala (14958), Clinton Stallone Thevakumar, Tharindu Sankalpa & Yohan Dilshan Keyser; #1 women: Premila Meriyan Fernando Beruwalage (11823), Nadeeshani Kumarine Silva Galapathi Guruge, Benika Madubashini Don Thalagala & Herath M Anjalee Ekanayake
Sudan: #1 man: Elhadary Mubarak (10584)
Sweden: #1 man: William Ahlberg (295); #1 woman: Sofia Forsman (43982)
Switzerland: #1 man: Jean-Claude Porte (177); #1 woman: Anne-Sophie Gavin (6292)

Tanzania: #1 man: Marcus Leo (8573)
Thailand: #1 man: Pawit Chokamnuai (1247); #1 woman: Amphawa Thuamon (1754)
Tunisia: #1 man: Firas Lahyani (491); #1 woman: Rabeb Rebai (9268)
Turkey: #1 man: Mert Yavi (75); #1 women: Burcu Balci (9271), Ceylan Ögüt & Ayse Yildrim
Turkmenistan: #1 men: Toyly Bayriyev (12578), Igor Mazurov, Aleksandr Pashkov & Begench Akmammedow; #1 women: Irina Yakovleva (6336), Irina Kasparova, Nigyara Nagiyeva & Ayna Gokova

US Virgin Islands: #1 man: Justin Gray (12578); #1 women: Raemeisha Claxton (19623) & Perla Prentice
Uganda: #1 man: Kassim Nagwere (333); #1 woman: Lillian Zawedde (5847)
Ukraine: #1 men: Vladimir Kurbet (1142) & Aleksandr Rudenko; #1 woman: Vita Gorobets (2107)
United Arab Emirates: #1 man: Mohamed Abdulateef (21742)
United Kingdom: #1 man: James Rimmer (690); #1 woman: Megan Lewis (3411)
United States: #1 man: Devon Curry (76); #1 woman: Arike Ogunbowale (736)
Uruguay: #1 man: Fernando Gutierrez (121); #1 women: Lucia Guadalupe (1416), Fiorella Martinelli, Florencia Somma & Mariana Sosa
Uzbekistan: #1 men: Bakhrom Askarov (11072), Danis Khafizov, Azizbek Khayitaliev & Vladislav Korolev; #1 women: Dlyara Asanova (11823), Yuliya Gevorgova, Veronika Kirienko & Tatyana Komarova

Venezuela; #1 man: Michaell Flores (7); #1 woman: Karla Adrian (6336)
Vietnam: #1 man: Vo Binh An (8850); #1 women: Kieu Vu Khuong Uyen (25530), Dam Le Quynh Giao, Ngo Thi Hoang Yen & Le Thuy Vy

*The list only includes countries with 3x3 players - from the countries' nationality - registered on 3x3 planet.com.

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