Tokyo Olympics 2020: Mongolian athletes you should know
As of today, 43 athletes from Mongolia have qualified for the ‘Tokyo 2020’ summer Olympics. Since the nation's debut in 1964, Mongolian athletes have appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, with the exception of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, because of its support of the Soviet boycott.
Mongolia participated in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan for the first time. Tokyo 2020 will be held in the first country to compete in the Olympics, and even in the same city.
Mongolia is participating in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with 43 athletes in 10 sports, including judo, freestyle wrestling, archery, shooting, boxing, 3 × 3 basketball, swimming, table tennis, athletics and weightlifting.
Men's 57 kg: Double World Cup bronze medalist, Merited Athlete, Asian Champion, Asian Games Champion ERDENEBAT BEKHBAYAR
65 kg: TUMUR-OCHIRIN TULGA, a gold, silver, and bronze medalist of the under 23 age category Asian Junior and adult national championship.
125 kg: bronze medal of the U-23 World Cup, silver medal of the Asian Championship, national team, “Khilchin” sports committee, “Dayan” athlete, IAAF MUNKHTUR LKHAGVAGEREL
Women's 50 kg: bronze medalist of the U-23 World Cup, Asian champion, Ivan Yarygin's "Golden Grand Prix" champion, three-time national champion, national team, athlete of "Khasu-Megastars" club, IAAF TSOGT OCHIR NAMUUNTSETSEG
53 kg: “Nur-Sultan-2019” World Cup bronze medalist for adults, national team, “Jenko” club athlete, BAT-OCHIR BOLORTUYA
62 kg: “Ulaanbaatar-2019” Asian Under-23 Championship silver medalist, Ivan Yarygin's “Golden Grand Prix”, Polish Open Champion, IAAF KHURELKHUUGIIN BOLORTUYA
68 kg: Olympic bronze, double World Cup gold, one silver and one bronze medal, Hero of Labor, Honored Athlete SORONZONBOLD BATTSETSEG. A member of the national team and “Khilchin” sports committee, he won a bronze medal at the 2019 FIFA World Cup and won the right to fight in Tokyo.
76 kg: Silver and double bronze medals of the World Cup, Honored AthleteBURMAA OCHIRBAT
48 kg: World Cup gold, silver, and double bronze medals Honored Athlete Munkhbat Urantsetseg
52 kg: SOSORBARAM LKHAVAGSUREN, silver medalist of the Asian Championships, Mongolia's first female judoka, and silver medalist of the Youth Olympic Games
57 kg: Olympic silver, World Cup gold, double bronze medal, Hero of Labor, Honored Athlete SUMYA DORJSUREN
63 kg: GANKHAICH BOLD, silver and bronze medalist of the Asian Championships, five winners of the World Championships.
78 kg: bronze medal at the 2009 “Chinggis Khaan” World Cup, silver at the 2010 Hong Kong International Championships, silver at the 2019 Asian Open, three gold, two silver, and one bronze medal at the World Championships MUNKHTSETSEG OTGON
Men's 60 kg: silver medalist of the World Cup, Honored Athlete DASHDAVAAGIIN AMARTUVSHIN. Participating in the Olympic Games for the first time, he defeated L. Unubold in a test flight.
66 kg: bronze medalist at this year's World Cup, YONDONPERENLEI
73 kg: Asian champion, double silver medalist of the World Youth Championship, Tsend-Ochir Tsogtbaatar
81 kg: SAID MOLLAI, a Mongolian athlete who changed his nationality and won a gold and a bronze medal at the World Cup
90 kg: Army World Champion, Asian Games silver medalist GANTULGYN ALTANBAGANA
+100 kg: bronze medalist of the World Cup, Honored Athlete LGAGVASUREN OTGONBAATAR. He won fifth at the Rio Olympics.
+100 kg: bronze medalist of the World Cup, Honored Athlete, flag bearer of the Mongolian team UULZIBAYAR DUURENBAYAR
TSENDBAATAR ERDENEBAT, bronze medalist of the World Cup, Asian Games, and Asian champion. He was awarded the right to compete in the Tokyo Olympics based on his achievements in 2017-2020. As a result, E.Tsendbaatar will compete in the Olympics for the second time. He won his first bronze medal at the Rio Olympics, placed fifth. Mongolia qualified three boxers for the Tokyo Olympic Games and two of them are strong medal hopefuls in the event. ASBC Asian Champions Erdenebat Tsendbaatar and Chinzorig Baatarsukh have got nearly one decade of international experience and both names as podium contenders of their weight categories.
CHINZORIG BAATARSUKH, World Army Champion, National Team, Aldar Sports Committee Athlete.