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President Grants Awards to Wrestlers

By B.TUYA

The President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj awarded State Honorary Medals and prizes to selected wrestlers, coaches and commentators last week. The awards were given for outstanding wrestling performances and dedication to the Mongolian traditional wrestling sports.
The President’s Trophy was awarded to State Champion S.Munkhbat, who won the Traditional Wrestling Tournament dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Mongolian Independence last year. The Red Flag Order of Labor Merit was awarded to Mongolian State Lions (second highest rank) D.Myagmar and D. Amgaa. The Order of Polar Star was awarded to State Lions Ch.Gochoosuren, Ts.Sanjaa, and D.Lhagvasuren; State Hawk J.Bor; State Falcons D.Galdandagva, Z.Chinbat, Ts.Lhamaa, and G.Jalaa; Provincial Lions N.Batchuluun, L.Chimed-Ochir, and D.Bold; wrestling zasuul (on-field guide and coach of the wrestler) B.Shurkhuu; and wrestling commentator B.Tsogtbaatar.
In his speech at the ceremony, Ts.Elbegdorj said, “The 101st Anniversary of Mongolian Independence will take place on December 29. Last year we celebrated the 100th anniversary of this historic event. Apart from recognizing this anniversary, the aim of the ceremony today is to pass down our tradition of respect for wrestling”.
He further stated that “State Champion S. Munkhbat won the Wrestling tournament dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Mongolian Independence last year. At that time we decided to established the President’s Trophy and will grant it to the winner of the National Independence and Freedom Day Tournament. This year on December 29 the highest-ranking 128 wrestlers will compete, allowing Mongolians to watch another wonderful wrestling performance. We will continue this activity in the future in recognition of the glorious deeds of our ancestors.” He then congratulated the wrestling representatives who were awarded the honorary medals and wished them good luck.

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  1. Congrats to all award winners from Wrestlingroots

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