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Ts.Namuuntsetseg and O.Burmaa misses their chances for Olympic qualifications

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By B.TUNGALAG The first Olympic Games World Qualifying Tournament to Rio 2016 in freestyle wrestling was held at Buyant-Ukhaa Sports Palace in Ulaanbaatar from April 22 to 24. More than 500 wrestlers from 80 countries competed for Olympic quotas. From Mongolia, Asian champion D.Khuderbulga (men’s 97 kg), International Sports Master Ts.Namuuntsetseg (women’s 48 kg), and [...]

April 24th, 2016 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

M.Tumenbayar seizes silver medal at Asian Taekwondo Championships

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By B.TUNGALAG Bronze medalist of the Asian Games and International Sports Master M.Tumenbayar won a silver medal in the men’s 58 kg of the 22nd Asian Taekwondo Championships. The tournament was held in Manila, Philippines, from April 20 to 21. M.Tumenbayar of Mongolia competed against athletes from the Philippines, Kazakhstan, and Qatar in the men’s [...]

April 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Mongolia wins its first taekwondo Olympic qualification

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By B.TUNGALAG Aldar Sports Committee athlete P.Temuujin, 22, became the first Mongolian to win an Olympic quota for taekwondo at the Asian Taekwondo Qualification Tournament for Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which took place on April 16 and 17 in Pasay, Philippines. He has won a silver medal in the men’s -68kg category of the Asian [...]

April 19th, 2016 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

N.Tuvshinbayar dominates Asian Judo Championships 2016

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By B.TUNGALAG The Mongolian national judo team seized 11 medals at the Asian Judo Championships 2016. Mongolia won four gold, one silver and six bronze medals from the tournament, which took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from April 15 to 17. In the final of the men’s 100 kg category, Olympic champion N.Tuvshinbayar defeated host country [...]

April 18th, 2016 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

T.Sanchir named Most Valuable Player

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By B.TUNGALAG Basketball player of Bayangol Sentosa Irvesuud team, International Sports Master T.Sanchir won the Most Valuable Player award of the National Super League of 2015-2016, which was organized by the Mongolian National Basketball Association on April 12. The Mongolian national basketball team, Bayangol Sentosa Irvesuud team, and T.Sanchir’s family participated in the award ceremony. [...]

April 15th, 2016 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Mongolian basketball team seizes bronze at Kes Basket 2016

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By B.TUNGALAG Ireedui School Complex’s boys’ basketball team Shonkhor scored a bronze medal in the Kes Basket 2016, held in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The bronze medal match took place last Saturday and Shonkhor played against the Novosibirsk team. Mongolia defeated Novosibirsk 71:57. Player of Shonkhor Kh.Tsogtsaikhan was named the Best Player of the tournament, and D.Otgonbaatar [...]

April 13th, 2016 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Sansar Cup senior football tournament concludes

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On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the launch of a Mongolian astronaut into orbit, the Mongolian Football Organization has organized Sansar Cup among senior players from April 4 to 8. The tournament was held specifically in honor of Mongolia’s first and only astronaut to reach orbit J.Gurragchaa,. A total of 19 teams competed [...]

April 11th, 2016 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

President’s chief of staff P.Tsagaan hands state flag to mountaineer B.Tseveendash

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By B.TUNGALAG   The President’s Chief of Staff P.Tsagaan received chairman of Healthy Mongolia Hiking Club, International Sports Master B.Teveendash, on Wednesday to hand him the state flag of Mongolia. Mountaineer B.Tseveendash left Mongolia on April 7 to climb Mount Everest for the third time. During the state flag handing ceremony, P.Tsagaan said, “I want [...]

April 8th, 2016 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Wrestlers from Finland and Latvia arrive in Mongolia to hold joint training

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By B.BAATAR Finnish silver medalist of the 2015 World Wrestling Championships Petra Olli and Latvian bronze medalist of the 2015 World Wrestling Championships Anastasia Grigorieva came to Mongolia to attend a joint training with Mongolian national women’s wrestling team for 14 days. Finnish national women’s team coach Ahto Raska and the team’s masseur are accompanying [...]

April 6th, 2016 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Boxers win four Olympic quotas from Asia & Oceana Olympic Qualification Tournament

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By B.TUNGALAG Four Mongolian boxers won Olympic quotas from the Asian & Oceana Olympic Qualification Tournament, held in Qian’an, China from March 25 to April 2. Army world champion B.Chinzorig seized an Olympic quota after winning a silver medal in the men’s 64 kg category on March 31. He defeated Ermek Sakenov of Kyrgyzstan for [...]

April 4th, 2016 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

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