Mongolia secures first ever international woodball medals


Mongolian woodball players won two bronze medals at the 4th International University Woodball Championship 2014, the first ever medals for Mongolia from the sport.
Woodball player E.Enkhtuvshin won the medal in the fairway competition in the ladies single event on October 22. She competed against 13 other players and qualified to the quarterfinals after beating a Taiwanese player in the preliminaries.
She had a bye in the quarterfinals and advanced to the semi-finals where she lost the match to Thailand’s Jiraporn Chinpukdee.
E.Enkhtuvshin ranked 15th in the stroke competition in the ladies single with 240 points, which she earned at 48 fairways, showing the finest results among her fellow Mongolian players.
The bronze medalist was crowned the 2014 State Woodball Champion prior to the international championship.

The other Mongolian bronze medal winners were G.Batbuyan and Sh.Batjargal who competed in the fairway competition in the men’s doubles.
They beat Thailand in the preliminaries and played against Bangladesh in the quarterfinals which ended with a victories for Mongolia.
In the semi-finals, G.Batbuyan and Sh.Batjargal were defeated by Hong Kong’s players.
Another Mongolian men’s double, Ts.Baasanjargal and D.Davaadorj, participated in the men’s doubles. However, they lost their preliminary match.
The championship was held from October 21 to 26 in Perlis, Malaysia. More than 200 woodball players from 12 Asian countries competed in the championship in single, team, and mixed categories for 32 medals.
The Mongolian team arrived in Perlis a week before the championship and had joint trainings with other teams.
Taiwan, Thailand and Uganda previously hosted the championships.

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