Glorious! Powerlifter Orgilbold Crowned World Champion for Second Time

2023-05-29 16:16:44

Ulaanbaatar, May 29, 2023 /MONTSAME/. On May 20-28, Sun City, South Africa, became the stage for the IPF World Classic & Equipped Bench Press Championships, where Mongolian powerlifters displayed their prowess and awe-inspiring strength. Led by coach Kh. Enkhbold, 28 athletes from Mongolia showcased their determination and vied for the top spot in this prestigious event. 

In a momentous achievement for Mongolian powerlifting, International Master of Sports Orgilbold Galdan marked his name in history by securing the gold medal in the adult’s -93 kg category at the championships. On May 24, the championship witnessed Orgilbold's exceptional performance, crowning him as a Two-time World Champion.  

This remarkable triumph not only captured Mongolia's first gold medal at the championships but also claimed the seventh medal overall for Team Mongolia. 

Orgilbold performed an impressive Bench Press of 227.5 kg, mirroring once again his remarkable performance at the previous year's world championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan - 2022. By achieving this feat, he not only defended his title but solidified his status as an athlete to watch out for in the world. 

Besides, B. Orgilbold, B. Uurtsaikh, B. Batsaikhan, G. Gantugs, and G. Sumiyasuren earned silver medals, while Sh. Perenlei bagged a well-deserved bronze medal. 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Mongolia’s Powerlifting.