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Hakuho M.Davaajargal appointed Ambassador for the 2020 Summer Olympics

By B.TUNGALAG

On July 31, the Mongolian National Olympic Committee has selected 69th Yokozuna Hakuho M.Davaajargal as Ambassador for the Mongolian team participating in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

During a ceremony to present State Honored Athlete and Labor Hero Hakuho M.Davaajargal with a certificate of ambassadorship, he was also awarded with the Order of Golden-Ochir, the highest prize of the Mongolian National Olympic Commitee.

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are being held from July 24 to August 9.

Below is a brief interview with Hakuho M.Davaajargal:

Congratulations for being appointed the Mongolian Ambassador for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games, and awarded with Order of Golden-Ochir. How do you feel now?

Thank you. I am very happy that the 2020 Summer Olympic Games will take place in Tokyo, the city I grew up in. I am very lucky to represent Mongolia at the Tokyo 2020 Games. Tokyo hosted the 1964 Summer Olympic Games from May 10 to 24, and Mongolia participated in the Olympics for the first time. A total of 17 athletes from Mongolia competed in five sporting events. One of those athletes was my father, Labor Hero J.Munkhbat. That is why I want to participate as an honorary guest in the Tokyo 2020 Games with my father.

 

Former sumo wrestler Kyokutenho N.Tsevegnyam announced his retirement after competing in the top division of the Nagoya Basho. How did you feel about that?   

 

Sumo wrestlers N.Tsevegnyam, D.Batbayar and B.Enkhbat were the first Mongolian wrestlers in the sumo world. I especially admired brother N.Tsevegnyam when I saw him on Japanese NHK Television. It was very fortunate that I wrestled with him on the same dohyo (sumo ring). I was quite disappointed when I heard about his retirement, but I had my 35th win at the Nagoya Basho. I returned the favor with my 35th win.

 

You’ve broken numerous records. What are your future objectives?

 

I want to take my 36th win. It is my most immediate objective. I want to do the dohyo-iri (ring-entering ceremony, performed only by wrestlers in the juryo and makuuchi divisions) on the stage of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games. I will try not to retire until Tokyo 2020.

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