B.Uugankhuu wins first medal in Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics

2016-09-09 11:00:37

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Mongolian athlete B.Uugankhuu has seized a bronze medal in the men’s -60 kg contest of judo in the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics started on September 8.

In the first round, the Mongolian defeated his Brazilian rival Rayfran Mesquita Pontes by ippon. In the second bout, he was defeated by Japanese judoka Hirose Makoto who later grabbed silver medal of the contest.

In the repechage round, Uugankhuu beat Lee Minjae of South Korea, and also defeated Azerbaijani judoka Ramin Ibrahimov, gold and silver medalist of the Paralympics. Our judoka won the bronze medal within only four seconds.

Born 1991 in Dornogobi aimag, Uugankhuu Bolormaa was qualified to compete in the Summer Paralympics after being ranked at 11th in the world. He is visually impaired, so he competed in the Paralympics in B3 classification of disabilities.

Coached by Ch.Bazarsuren and B.Narantuya, the judoka grabbed silver medal in the Incheon 2014 Para Asian Games.