Ts.Tsogtbaatar and O.Uuganbaatar becomes Asian judo champions

2019-04-22 12:22:19

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The Asian-Pacific Judo Championships kicked off in Fujairah, UAE on April 20, with Mongolian judo athletes winning 2 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals from the championship. A total of 286 judo athletes are representing 39 countries in the championship.

On the first day of the championship, 2019 National Judo Champion L.Sosorbaram won silver in the 52 kg weight class, and L.Enkhriilen won bronze in the 57 kg weight class from the women’s team. As for the men’s team, E.Ariunbold and Yo.Baskhuu won bronze medals from the 60 kg and 66 kg weight classes respectively.

On the second day, while Ts.Tsogtbaatar had a clean victory in his match against South Korean judo athlete An Chang-rim with an ippon, becoming the champion in 73 kg, O.Uuganbaatar also won against Sh.Boltaboev of Uzbekistan, which resulted in winning the gold medal in 81 kg for the men’s team. As for the women’s team, B.Gankhaich won silver in the 63 kg weight class, doubling the amount of silver medals won from the championship.

17 Mongolian athletes (9 male and 8 female) are testing their strengths in 13 weight classes in the championship. Six athletes will be stepping up onto the mat today.