Longines Rankings: Ben Maher contests Henrik von Eckermann’s supremacy

Friday 19 January 2024

Longines Rankings: Ben Maher contests Henrik von Eckermann’s supremacy

The rivalry within the Longines Rankings has reached new heights with the arrival of the new year, as British rider Ben Maher (3330 points) trails closely behind Swedish rider Henrik von Eckermann (3421 points) by a margin of fewer than a hundred points. This narrow gap represents the closest competition witnessed in recent times. Von Eckermann has maintained his top-ranking status for an impressive 18 months, yet Ben has emerged as a formidable challenger, challenging von Eckermann's supremacy as 2024 gets underway.

The top 5 is solidified by Kent Farrington (USA) with 3075 points and Steve Guerdat (SUI) with 3047 points, maintaining their third and fourth positions respectively. Julien Epalliard (FRA) ascends to the fifth position with 3023 points, distinguishing these five athletes as the exclusive members surpassing the coveted 3000-point milestone.

In the sixth position, Martin Fuchs (SUI) holds strong with 2835 points, while Simon Delestre (FRA) makes a climb to the seventh position on 2834 points. Austrian athlete Max Kühner secures the eighth spot with 2775 points, surpassing Mclain Ward (USA), who experiences a setback, dropping two positions to ninth on 2750 points. Rounding out the top 10 is Richard Vogel (GER) with 2717 points.

Image credit: FEI/Jon Stroud Media

 
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