Mongolian Athlete Continues to Impress in the Finals

2023-02-04 11:07:22

Ulaanbaatar, February 2, 2023 /MONTSAME/.  Zagreb Open Ranking Series will take place in the capital city of Croatia until February 5. United World Wrestling is planning to hold a four-ranking series this year. The champions of the contest will be awarded CHF 1500, the following silver medalist CHF 750, and the bronze medalist CHF 500. 

On the first day of the Zagreb Open, men’s 57, 61, 65, 70, 74, and 86 kg categories’ wrestles were run, and representing Mongolia, three wrestlers took part in men’s 61, 65, and 70 kg categories.

Specifically, in the men’s 65 kg category, Bronze Medalist of World Championships Tumur-Ochir Tulga continued to impress in the finals with his 4-1 win over Joseph Christopher MC KENNA (USA), proving T. Tulga will be a valiant world wrestler for Mongolia.  

As expected, Bronze Medalist of the Under-23 and Adult World Championships Narmandakh Narankhuu (at 61 kg) impressively reached the finals and faced off against Reza Ahmadali ATRINAGHARCHI (IRI). Unfortunately, he lost his chance to bag the gold medal with a 3-11 loss over ATRINAGHARCHI and brought the silver medal to the Mongolian team. 

International Master of Sport Enkhtuya Temuulen in the men’s 70 kg category contended against Georgy Elbakidze (Georgia) for the bronze medal but finished his wrestling path in this tournament with an 8-12 loss over Elbakidze.  

On the second day of the Zagreb Open, Bronze Medalist of World Championships and International Master of Sports Ganbaatar Gankhuyag defeated Pruthviraj Babasaheb PATIL (IND) with his stunning 9-1 win in the men’s 92 kg. 

The silver medalist of the World Championships, State Honored Athlete of Mongolia D. Otgonjargal dropped against the Mariya STADNIK (AZE) with a 2-6 loss. She is a four-time Olympic medalist and a European ten-time champion.