Mongolian men and women’s wrestling team qualifies for World Cup

2022-09-21 17:26:32

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The 2022 World Wrestling Championships took place in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, on September 10-18. Mongolian men’s and women’s freestyle wrestling teams participated in the competition and claimed three silver and two bronze medals, which made the team rank 11th on the medal standings out of 74 countries.

D. Otgonjargal in women's wrestling 50 kg final, B. Khulan in women’s 53 kg, and M. Lkhagvagerel in the heaviest weight of men or 125 kg, won silver medals, while an athlete Z. Zanabazar in men’s 57 kg and N. Narankhuu in men’s 61 kg claimed the bronze medals. A distinction of these medals is that four out of these five medals were captured in the Olympic weight class.

In the team standings, the men’s team ranked fourth with 68 points (USA-198, Iran-150, Japan-70), and women’s team took 4th place after Japan, USA, and China. As a result, the men’s and women's teams qualified for the World Cup to be held next December. The first eight teams participate in the World Cup by invitation.

The freestyle wrestling team of Mongolia grabbed three silver and two bronze medals in the World Wrestling Championships, making it the highest achievement since 2015.