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Trekking competition to award champions today

By M.ZOLJARGAL Student Golden Fall 2015 trekking tour competition kicked off on Friday, featuring 29 teams from provinces and the capital city. The opening ceremony took place at 9:00 a.m. at Chinggis Square, and teams set off on their trekking tour. Ulaanbaatar City Deputy Mayor for Social Development Ts.Enkhtsengel, and Mongolian Adventure Trekking Association President [...]

October 4th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

M.Uuganbayar wins 1st Asian Ssireum Championship and 5th World Ssireum Championship

By B.TUNGALAG Mongolian athlete M.Ugaanbayar won gold medals at the 1st Asia Ssireum Championship and 5th World Ssireum Championship, which took place simultaneously at Thuwana National Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar, from September 18 to 23. Ssireum, or Korean wrestling, is a folk wrestling style and traditional national sport of Korea. In its modern form, [...]

October 1st, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Kakuryu M.Anand wins sumo’s Emperor’s Cup

By D.Sergelen Yokozuna (Grand Champion) Kakuryu M.Anand claimed victory at the September grand sumo tournament, the Aki Basho, which took place from September 13 to 17, and seized the Emperor’s Cup. On the final day of the Aki Basho, Kakuryu M.Anand defeated fellow Mongolian wrestler Ozeki Terunofuji G.Gan-Erdene. Terunofuji G.Gan-Erdene, who was leading the Aki [...]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Judo world champion Kh.Tsagaanbaatar announces his retirement

By M.ZOLJARGAL Olympic bronze medalist and judo world champion Kh.Tsagaanbaatar announced his retirement last week, and has since started training his successors. His last-ever tournament competing as a judoka was the recently held 2015 World Judo Championships, which took place in Astana, from August 24 to 30. Kh.Tsagaanbaatar has started co-training Mongolia’s judo national team [...]

September 27th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

The 5th National Children’s Sports Festival concludes

By B.TUNGALAG The 5th National Children’s Sports Festival took place in Ulaanbaatar from September 12 to 18, which included competitions in 17 sports categories. Over 2,500 athletes and 1,000 coaches from nine districts of Ulaanbaatar and all 21 provinces of Mongolia competed in this year’s festival. The closing ceremony of the festival was held at [...]

September 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Mongolian champion to defend title at MMA Championship

By M.ZOLJARGAL J.Narantungalag, who is known for his signature “Chinggis Khaan’s Axe Kick” in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), is to defend his title at ONE Championship on September 27. The fight will start at 9:00 pm Mongolian time this Sunday, in Jakarta, Indonesia. J.Narantungalag is a defending ONE featherweight world champion, and [...]

September 20th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Mongolia secures five medals at World Wrestling Championships


By M.ZOLJARGAL Mongolian freestyle wrestlers finished the World Wrestling Championships 2015 with five medals on Sunday afternoon. One gold, three silver and one bronze medal are to accompany the Mongolian team home after seven days of challenges in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the United States. Final day results Four weight division finals were held on [...]

September 13th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Mongolians to compete in 3×3 Asian championships

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The first edition of the 3×3 Asian University Basketball Championship will kick off in China tomorrow, where four Mongolian teams are vying for medals – two men’s and two women’s teams. The championship will end on September 18, and the Mongolian Basketball Association and Mongolian Student Sports Federation hope the teams will show [...]

September 10th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Asian U-23 Fencing Championships kick off in Ulaanbaatar

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The top fencers of Asia under the age of 23 are currently vying for medals at the Asian U-23 Fencing Championships in Buyant-Ukhaa Sports Complex in Ulaanbaatar. The championships launched on Monday, featuring 210 fencers from 35 countries. The championships will end on September 12. Ten Mongolians are competing in two categories. One [...]

September 8th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

D.Otgondalai becomes Asian Boxing Champion in Bangkok

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By B.DULGUUN Champion of the Incheon Asian Games 2014 D.Otgondalai has triumphed once again, winning the men’s 60 kg event at the ASBC Asian Confederation Boxing Championships 2015. Despite receiving some injuries and bleeding in the final round, D.Otgondalai fought vigorously against Kazakhstan’s World System Builder champion Zakir Safiullin and defeated him.The Mongolian International Sports [...]

September 6th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

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