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Mongolia Open 2015 kicks off

By M.ZOLJARGAL

The fifth Mongolia Open 2015 international freestyle wrestling tournament launched in Ulaanbaatar on Saturday.
The tournament features 151 wrestlers from 12 nations, including from Russia, China, South Korea, Japan, the USA, France, Brazil and Mongolia.
The wrestlers will compete in eight weight divisions in men’s and women’s tournaments at Buyant Ukhaa Sports Palace.
The Mongolian women’s team consist of S.Battsetseg, G.Mandakhnaran, T.Munkhtuya, N.Nyam-Ochir, O.Nasanburmaa, S.Tserenchimed, B.Odonchimeg, D.Otgontsetseg and E.Sumiya.
The men’s team includes B.Nomin, B.Nyamgerel, J.Chuluunbat, B.Batmagnai and B.Shoovdor.
World famous freestyle wrestlers are participating in the Mongolia Open 2015. Among them are silver medalist of 2004 Summer Olympics Guzel Manyurova, Olympics bronze medalist Clarrisa Chun, and Elena Pirozhkova, who won the gold medal at the Pan American games in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Delegates of the United World Wrestling and Russia referee Andrey Krikov has arrived in Ulaanbaatar to referee the event.
Krikov acknowledged that Mongolian wrestlers have already claimed their stance in the international wrestling arena.
“This is my first time in Mongolia. My first impression was very pleasant,” he said at the opening of the tournament.
Krikov has been working as a referee since 1997. He has refereed the Summer Olympics 2008 and 2012. Andrey Krikov received the prestigious FILA Golden Whistle Award at 2010 World Wrestling Championships in Moscow, Russia.

Mongolia wins four gold medals on Day 1

The first day of the Mongolia Open 2015 saw challenges between freestyle wrestlers of six weight divisions.
Mongolian wrestlers had a breakthrough on Day 1 and seized four out of six gold medals in the six weight divisions.
State Honored Athlete of Mongolia G.Mandakhnaran set a record by winning his fourth gold medal at the Mongolia Open tournaments.
Other gold medalists included State Honored Athlete T.Munkhtuya, International Masters of Sport D.Gombodorj and P.Orkhon. All three are defending champions of the Mongolia Open.

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