The Wrestling FILA Junior Asian Championships 2014 kicked off at Buyant-Ukhaa Sports Venue on Thursday and concluded on Sunday. The championships featured 230 junior wrestlers from 14 countries.
After Day 3, Mongolia ranked third in provisional medal count with a total of two gold, three silver and six bronze medals.
On Day 1, Greco-Roman qualification rounds, repechages and the finals took place. Mongolian Greco-Roman wrestler P.Erdenebileg of Aldar Sports Committee competed in the men’s 55kg and was crowned a champion after beating Maleki Behrooz Irvan of Iran with the final score of 9:0 in the gold medal match.
In the semifinals, P.Erdenebileg wrestled against Risin Mzong of North Korea and won 9:3. He beat Chinese wrestler Shaletanate Yeerenbike and Zarlykhanov Damir of Kazakhstan in his previous matches.
In the men’s Greco Roman 66kg category, Mongolian wrestler N.Amarsaikhan of Khargant-Tsamkhag sports club won a bronze medal after defeating Hung Ying Hua of Chinese Taipei.
In last year’s FILA Junior Asian Championships, Mongolian Greco-Roman wrestlers brought home only one bronze medal, while this year, they showed a brilliant performance and seized gold and bronze medals on Day 1 alone.
On Day 2, women’s 44kg, 51kg, 59kg and 67kg freestyle matches were organized.
In the women’s 44kg category, Mongolian wrestler L.Battogtokh beat Otamurodova Zuhra of Kyrgyzstan in the seminal and qualified for the bronze medal match in which she had a bye and seized the medal.
In the women’s 51kg, T.Munkhtuya secured a bronze medal after beating Japan’s Sakagami Fubuki on Day 2.
In the women’s 59kg, S.Tserenchimed wrestled against Yui Sakano of Japan in the final, but unfortunately lost the match 5:6 and settled for a silver medal. She beat Pooja Dhanda of India in the semifinal, while South Korean wrestler Lim Hu Yeong was her opponent in the quarterfinal.
In the 67kg category, O.Oyungerel displayed an outstanding performance and won a silver medal. She lost her final match to Japan’s Ayana Gempei with 1:5, but won against Kozhamberdi Ulbossyn of Kazakhstan 6:0 in the semifinal.
On Day 3, Ts.Mandalsuren beat Yun Min Hyeok of South Korea in the bronze medal match in the men’s freestyle 50kg.
In the men’s freestyle 120kg, E.Munkhbaatar also secured a bronze medal after beating Tao Qiang of China.
In the women’s freestyle 55kg, A.Battsetseg became champion after winning the match for gold against Rumi Hirose of Japan. She defeated Zhao Miaomiao of China in the semifinal.
In the women’s 63kg, B.Nyamgerel advanced to the gold medal match against Yekaterina Larionova of Kazakhstan but lost the game, settling for a silver medal. She beat Chen Wen Ling of Chinese Taipei in the semifinal.
In the women’s 72kg, P.Nomin-Erdene competed against Park Chae of South Korea for bronze and won the match, raising the number of Mongolian medalists.
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