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Mongolia gains two victories at Youth World Boxing Championship


By M.ZOLJARGAL Mongolian boxer B.Tumurkhuyag defeated his opponent Edwin Tshabalala in the men’s 49 kg weight category, while G.Battamir won his bout against South Korea’s Han Younghun in the men’s 52 kg category on the first day of the Youth World Boxing Championship, hosted by Sofia, Bulgaria. The event officially launched on Monday. A total [...]

April 16th, 2014 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Bowling tournament challenges Mongolians in the USA


By B.TUNGALAG Mongolians living in the USA have organized a bowling championship for the sixth time in Las Vegas. The bowling championship was organized by bowling clubs from Washington, Chicago and Denver. Teams from Utah, Seattle, and sports vice masters of bowling in Mongolia participated in the tournament. A total of 14 men’s teams took [...]

April 11th, 2014 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Mongolian team competes in Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship


By B.BAATAR Altain Bars volleyball club is competing in the 2014 Asian Men’s Volleyball Club Championship in Manila, Philippines from April 8 to 16. Some 16 teams from China, Japan, Taiwan, Kazakhstan, Iran, United Arab Emirates and Qatar are participating in the tournament. The teams were divided into four groups and Mongolia is included in [...]

April 9th, 2014 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Mongolian badminton team competes at World Junior Championship

Mongolian and Malaysian badminton players during their break of joint training

By M.ZOLJARGAL The national badminton junior team of Mongolia is currently competing in the 2014 World Junior Badminton Championship which launched today in Alor Setar, Malaysia. The championship will continue until April 18 and will crown the best junior badminton players in the world. The Mongolian team has been training with the Malaysian national team [...]

April 6th, 2014 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Mongolian athlete seizes three gold medals from World Master Athletics Championship


By B.BAATAR The World Master Athletics Indoor Championships was held from March 25 to 30 in Budapest, Hungary. Mongolian master athlete T.Tserendolgor, 76, won gold medals in three contests of the World Master Athletics Championships 2014. She won the M45 shot put, M60 javelin throw and M70 discus throw which took place on March 26. [...]

April 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

B.Batzorig wins gold at Buryatia Open Freestyle Tournament


By B.BAATAR The 19th International Open Tournament for freestyle wrestling, named after the President of Buryatia, was held in Ulan-Ude on March 29 and 30. Mongolian wrestler B.Batzorig captured a gold medal in the men’s 70 kg contest and received a cash prize of 60 thousand RUB. A total of 131 wrestlers from 24 countries [...]

April 1st, 2014 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

State Junior Draughts Championship challenges 620 players


By M.ZOLJARGAL The State Junior Draughts Championship launched on Saturday at School No.42 in Songinokhairkhan District of Ulaanbaatar. A total of 620 male and female players will compete in four age categories; five to seven, eight to 10, 11 to 13, and 14 to 16 years of age. The players will be challenged in the [...]

March 30th, 2014 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Kakuryu hailed as the 71st Yokozuna in history


By B.TUNGALAG The Japan Sumo Association announced that Mongolian sumo wrestler Kakuryu M.Anand became the 71st Yokozuna, the highest title in sumo wrestling. According to Japan Times report on Wednesday, M.Anand’s promotion was confirmed after the rankings for the summer basho (tournament) in May were decided, followed by a meeting of the Japan Sumo Association’s [...]

March 27th, 2014 | Posted in Sport & Leisure,Онцлох мэдээлэл | Read More »

B.Batgerel wins bronze at Judo Grand Prix in Georgia


By B.TUNGALAG The Judo Grand Prix was held in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, from March 21 to 23. Mongolian judoka and International Sports Master B.Batgerel won a bronze medal in the men’s 66 kg division. B.Batgerel had a bye in the first round and defeated a Georgian judoka. At the semi-finals, he was beaten by [...]

March 26th, 2014 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Kakuryu M.Anand becomes fourth Mongolian Sumo Grand Champion


By M.ZOLJARGAL Mongolian professional sumo wrestler, Ozeki (second highest rank) Kakuryu M.Anand won the spring tournament and was granted the title of Yokozuna, Grand Champion of Sumo, after winning his 14th victory on Sunday. After winning the tournament, M.Anand fulfils the conditions to become the fourth Mongolian and 71st Yokozuna in Japan’s sumo history. The [...]

March 25th, 2014 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

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