N.Tuvshinbayar dominates Asian Judo Championships 2016
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 judoka Soyib Kurbonov. N.Tuvshinbayar won all four of his matches, including the semi-final against Iranian judo Javad Mahjoub.
Mongolian judoka N.Dagvasuren, who fought in the men’s 81 kg, also won a gold medal, his first Asian Championship title. N.Dagvasuren won against Nacif Elias of Lebanon in the final.
In the men’s 66 kg event, International Sports Master D.Altansukh secured Mongolia’s third gold medal. In the final, he defeated Iranian rising star Alireza Khojasteh.
State Honored Athlete B.Sumiya captured a gold medal in the women’s 57 kg category.
In the women’s 48 kg category, G.Otgontsetseg, a Mongolian national representing Kazakhstan at the championship, won against world champion M.Urantsetseg in the gold medal match.
Ts.Tsogtbaatar (men’s 60 kg), D.Tumurkhuleg (66 kg), M.Bundmaa (women’s 52 kg), Ts.Tserennadmid (63 kg), P.Lkhamdegd (78 kg), and O.Javjmaa (+78 kg) secured bronze medals in their respective divisions.
A total of 235 judokas from 30 countries took part in the 22nd Asian Judo Championships.
Japan led the tournament with its medal tally, with four gold, three silver and four bronze medals. Japan was followed by Mongolia and Kazakhstan.
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