Mongolian judokas bring home four medals from Grand Prix Jeju 2014


Mongolia stood at sixth in the medal tally on the last day of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix Jeju 2014 on Saturday, out of 42 participating countries. Mongolia won one silver, and three bronze medals.
Mongolian judo teams comprised of 13 male and five female judokas.
Mongolian judoka, Asian Games 2014 gold medalist and Olympic Champion N.Tuvshinbayar finished the tournament with a silver medal in the men’s 100 kg on Saturday.
N.Tuvshinbayar lost to South Korea’s Cho Guham in the final. His opponent in the semifinal was Peters Dimitri from Germany, while he fought against Reyes Kyle from Canada and Romanyuk Oleksandr from Ukraine in the preliminary rounds.
Mongolian bronze medalists from the Grand Prix include D.Amartuvshin, G.Kherlen and N.Dagvasuren.
D.Amartuvshin fought against Azerbaijani judoka Safarov Orkhan in the match for bronze in the men’s 60 kg. His opponents in the preliminaries were Kulikov Dmitriy from Russia, Kawano Ryoya from Japan and Ko Ja-Ram from South Korea.
G.Kherlen also seized a bronze medal after beating Mckenzie Ashley from Great Britain, while he was defeated by Kawano Ryora from Japan in the semifinal. In preliminary rounds, he won against Kulikov Dmitriy from Russia and Sigauqie Neuso from Mozambique in the men’s 60 kg division.
N.Dagvasuren fought in the men’s 81 kg and secured the third bronze medal for Mongolia at the event.
N.Dagvasuren’s last opponent, in the match for bronze, was Hungarian judoka Ungvari Attila. He beat Lucenti Emmanuel from Argentina and Rasullu Abdulhagg from Azerbaijan in the preliminaries and lost one preliminary match to Kim Jae-Bum from South Korea.
G.Odbayar fought in the men’s 73 kg and placed fifth, after losing the match for bronze to Orujov Rustam from Azerbaijan.
B.Temuulen lost the match for bronze to Simionescu Vladut from Romania and settled for fifth place in the men’s above 100 kg.
A.Tsolmon fought in the women’s 52 kg and competed for a bronze medal against Gomez Laura from Spain, which ended with a defeat for A.Tsolmon, putting her in fifth place.
B.Mungunchimeg placed seventh in the women’s 63 kg and B.Batgerel also listed seventh in the men’s 66 kg.
South Korea topped the medal tally with six gold, three silver, five bronze medals, followed by France and Japan.
France won six gold, one silver and one bronze medals. Japan ranked third with one gold and two silver medals.
The next major tournament for judo, The Grand Slam, will be held in Tokyo from December 5 to 7.


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