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B.Munkhzaya qualifies for Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Games


By B.TUNGALAG The 15th Asian Marathon Championship was held in Hong Kong on January 25. Mongolian runner J.Olonbayar came in third, completing more than 42 km men’s marathon in a time of 2:22:49. J.Olonbayar raced against runners from 11 other countries. Athlete of Aldar Sports Committee, International Sports Master B.Munkhzaya won fourth place in the [...]

January 30th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Hakuho breaks sumo record for most career titles


By M.ZOLJARGAL Mongolian Sumo Grand Champion, Yokozuna Hakuho, finished the Hatsu Basho (January tournament) with a perfect score of 15 victories on Sunday, winning his 33rd Emperor’s Cup, which broke the record for most tournaments won set more than 40 years ago. He secured the tournament title two days prior to the end of the [...]

January 26th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

First bodybuilding and fitness competition of 2015 concludes


By B.TUNGALAG The Shinobu Cup 2015 bodybuilding and fitness open competition took place on January 17, at Marquee 27 Night Club. The Mongolian Youth Federation, Mongolian United Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness, and Shinobu Fight and Fitness Club organized the competition through the initiation of  world champion of Muay Thai and kickboxing Ts.Amarbaysgalan. Some 63 [...]

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

Mongolians finish Dakar Rally 2015 with success


By B.TUNGALAG Dakar Rally 2015, a 14-day race through Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, finished on January 18. Approximately 600 drivers and cyclers raced over 9,000 kilometers of roads, tracks and dunes in bike, quad, car and truck categories, but only 200 of them finished the Dakar Rally 2015. This year, Mongolian-Hungarian joint crew UNIQA SANDLANDER [...]

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

Yokozuna Harumafuji falls

Harumafuji falling

By B.DULGUUN Mongolian Yokozuna (Grand Champion) Harumafuji D.Byambadorj received a shocking flung over the edge of the ring by No. 4 Maegashira Jokoryu, losing his lead to Hakuho M.Davaajargal, on Saturday, the seventh day of the Hatsu Basho Sumo Tournament. The top division professional sumo tournament of January is taking place at the Ryougoku Sumo [...]

January 18th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

State Chess Amateur Championship concludes


By B.BAATAR On the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of the Constitution of Mongolia, the State Chess Amateur’s Championship tournament took place, under the auspices of Speaker of Parliament Z.Enkhbold, at the State Palace on January 10 and 11. Ninety-four male chess players competed in men’s category. S.Altangerel from Ulaanbaatar won first place with 7.5 [...]

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

Judo State Championship 2015 crowns new champions


By M.ZOLJARGAL The Judo State Championship 2015 launched at Buyant-Ukhaa Sports Venue on Saturday to challenge 296 judokas in 14 weight classes. Champion of each weight class will earn a spot at the IJF Asian Judo Championship and 2015 World Judo Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan, the biggest judo event in the world. Day 1 of [...]

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

Mongolian skiers to compete in 2015 Winter Universiade


By B.BAATAR Seven Mongolian skiers are to compete in the 2015 Winter Universiade, under coach of the national skiing team B.Battulga. The Mongolian national team includes International Sports Master B.Byambadorj, and B.Amarsanaa, B.Achbadrakh, O.Gantulga, E.Ariuntungalag, A.Enkhtuul and J.Khaliun. The 27th Winter Universiade will take place in two countries. The biathlon, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined, and [...]

January 9th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

N.Tugstsogt makes the move to professional boxing


By B.TUNGALAG Mongolian State Honored Athlete, silver medalist of the Olympic Games and the World Boxing Championships N.Tugstsogt has decided to enter the world of professional boxing. He announced his decision on his Facebook page, saying, “So I got my passport and I am very happy,” and posted a picture of his professional boxing passport, [...]

January 7th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Burte Chono Awards highlight 2014′s best in sports


By M.ZOLJARGAL The Mongolian National Olympic Committee hosted the annual Burte Chono Awards and named the top athletes of 2014 on December 26, after receiving votes from sports journalists. Freestyle wrestler S.Tserenchimed was awarded the “Best of the Best Female Athletes” prize, while judoka M.Urantsetseg and wrestlers of the Women’s National Judo Team were granted [...]

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

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