The World Para Taekwondo rankings have tightened after a series of shock results at last month's World Championships in Turkey.
With the sport set to make its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, a wave of new talent means it is all to play for in the battle for places.
The top four athletes in each K44 division and the top two in each K43 division will earn automatic spots.
Thailand’s Khwandusa Phuangkitcha’s surprise win in the women’s up to 49 kilogram K44 event has seen her jump 11 spots to number five, just three points from an automatic berth.
In the up to 58kg K44 division, China’s Yuje Li enters the rankings for the first time and goes in at number eight.
She was named the International Paralympic Committee’s athlete of the month for February after winning gold at the World Championships in her first international appearance.
Mexico’s Juan Diego Garcia Lopez also made his first appearance at the World Championships and has entered the top four in the up to 75kg K44 class, some 90 points behind Iran’s Mahdi Pourrahnama, the world number one.
Meanwhile, in the women’s over 68kg K44 class, Brazil’s Debora Menezes sits fourth after winning the world title last month and in the men’s over 75kg K44 division, there are nine athletes within 100 points of each other after Great Britain’s Matt Bush won world gold in February.
Twelve athletes will qualify for each Paralympic event, with the top four in the K44 world rankings automatically gaining a spot for their country.
Six qualification spots will be decided by the rankings, while a further athlete from each continent will qualify by virtue of winning their Continental Championships.
Only athletes from countries which have not already gained a qualification spot via the rankings will be allowed to compete at those.
That will leave one qualification spot empty for each event.
Up to three of those will be set aside for athletes from the Paralympic host nation, Japan, while the remaining slots will be allocated by World Taekwondo’s Bipartite Commission.
Full ranking lists can be found here.