Mongolian Skier to compete at Sochi-2014 Winter Paralympics


The Mongolian national team will leave for Sochi on March 2 for the Winter 11th Paralympics.

Skier B.Ganbold is representing Mongolia at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics.

National team’s coach J.Dashdondog said, “Two years ago,  I first met B.Ganbold at an athletics competition. I introduced him to skiing and couched him myself. I have coached many athletes but some of them were discouraged.  But B.Ganbold has more endurance than other athletes. Skiing is a sport of endurance.”

Mongolian athletes previously participated in the Winter Paralympics in 2006 and 2010.

Below is an interview with skier B.Ganbold who will represented Mongolia at the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics.

-When did you begin skiing?

-I’ve been skiing for two years.

I gained the right to compete at the Paralympics from the USA Open Championship-2014. I got silver from the USA Open and placed 18th at the World Championship. This will be the first time I’m competing in the Paralympics.

I will compete in three distances on March 10, 12 and 16.

-How did you prepare for the Sochi-2014 Winter Paralympics?

-I prepared at an army resort for six month and also at Gavjinshand resort for a week. I focused on preparing for the sharp left turn near the finish line and also there is a sharp right turn in midway.

-Mongolian athletes who competed at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics mentioned that the weather was bad. Have you taken this into account?

-I know about the bad conditions as I have competed in the World Cup Series on March 2013 at Sochi.


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