Curling - China jump up world rankings

China have jumped up three places in the latest curling world rankings following their performance at the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships in New Zealand.

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China skip Li Rui (Reuters)

China sit in sixth spot in the list after skip Rui Liu led his team to gold in Naseby last month.

Russia moved up four places from 17th to 13th after they finished fifth at the European Curling Championships in Sweden under skip Andrey Drozdov.

Otherwise, Canada remain on top with Scotland in second, while Germany drop down to eighth after their ninth-place finish in Halstad.

In the women's game, there was little movement in the top 10, with just Korea edging out Japan from 10th place. Sweden remain on top of the pile, ahead of Canada and Switzerland. Scotland stay in seventh.

Men's world rankings top 10:

1 Canada 782

2 Scotland/GBR 610

3 Norway 590

4 Sweden 484

5 Switzerland 419

6 China 336

6 USA 336

8 France 331

8 Germany 331

10 Denmark 318 0

Women's world rankings top 10:

1 Sweden 688

2 Canada 639

3 Switzerland 534

4 China 502

5 Denmark 430

6 Germany 417

7 Scotland/GBR 387

8 USA 354

9 Russia 328

10 Korea 237

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