Mongolia and France to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Ties in 2015
October 6 (infomongolia.com) At the regular Cabinet meeting held on October 04, 2014, it was approved members of organizational committee to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the French Republic marking in 2015.
Accordingly, Foreign Minister L.Bold is obliged to implement a working program, where in the scope of the historical event, top and high-level visits are planned to be maintained. Besides, with aims to introduce mutual historical relations to the public, Mongolia-France booklet will be published as well as an exhibition to promote joint archaeological studies and findings will be also displayed. Moreover, Mongolian Cultural Days are intends to organize in France.
Mongolia and the French Republic have established the diplomatic relations on April 27, 1965
Mongolia and France to Celebrate Diplomatic Relations Anniversary – Montsame, October 6
Mongolia and France to mark their 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations – news.mn, October 6
Vice Speaker Participates in OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Autumn Meeting
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, October 6 (MONTSAME) A delegation headed by Mr N.Enkhbold, a Vice Speaker of parliament, has taken part in the Autumn Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, which ran October 3-5 in Geneva, Switzerland.
At a "New issues of security: Roles of parliaments" themed meeting, the gathered discussed the politics, defense, economy, environment, human rights and humanity spheres, related to the regional security. Moreover, the OSCE PA’s Standing Committee met to consider the OSCE’s action report and plans, to receive information about observation of elections which had been held in the member-states, as well as reports from the special repertoires.
Mr N.Enkhbold delivered a speech at the Standing committee’s meeting, and affirmed Mongolia's invitation to run the 2015's OSCE PA Autumn Session in our country. The he met with Mr Ilkka Kanerva, the President of the OSCE PA, to share views on the collaboration within the OSCE PA such as hosting the 2015 OSCE PA meeting in Mongolia. Hr also talked to Mr Theodor H.Winkler, the director of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), about cooperation.
The OSCE PA Autumn Meeting was participated by some 200 parliamentarians from the OSCE Participating States.
Cooperation with CERN Considered
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 6 (MONTSAME) The cabinet on October 4 approved the Agreement between the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) and the Government of Mongolia on a development of scientific and technological cooperation in high energy physics.
It was decided to give a right to sign this document to the Minister of education and science L.Gantomor.
When the this agreement is inked, it will have a great importance in fundamental researches of high energy physics and further sciences-technology development of our country, and will facilitate our scholars, engineers and technological personnel with a long-term involvement in the CERN research projects.
European Organization for Nuclear Research, the leading global high-energy research engine established in 1954, highly contributes to scientific knowledge and technological achievements and has some 4,000 employees running everyday researches and analysis.
Technical Cooperation Programme to Be Realized with IAEA
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, October 6 (MONTSAME) A middle-term technical cooperation programme will be co-implemented between Mongolia’s government and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
At its regular meeting on Saturday, the cabinet authorized N.Tegshbayar, a head of the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), to sign this programme, which aims to determine priority spheres and directions of the social and economic short- and middle-term development between Mongolia and the IAEA, and becomes a basis for formulating concepts of the bilateral technical cooperation.
This document will be implemented with a financing from the IAEA in 2015-2019. As supposed it, it will upgrade techniques and facilities utilized in the state-run and scientific organizations for health, nuclear and radioactive control, agriculture, environment, geo ecology, nuclear physics, geology, mining and industrial sectors, and will empower the staffers trained.
Since 1973, Mongolia and the IAEA have co-realized 63 projects with USD 13.2 million in the above spheres.
Athletes for Incheon-2014 Asian Para Games to Get Support
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, October 6 (MONTSAME) Such a decision made the Government on its meeting on October 4.
The Incheon-2014 Asian Para Games will run October 18-24 in South Korea. Obligations were given to Ch.Ulaan, the Minister of Finance, and to Ts.Oyungerel, the Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism, to give a financing to these athletes from a budget package of the Sport’s Minister.
The Mongolian team will comprise 118 people, including coaches and officials.
Mongolian Honorary Consulate of Turkey awarded Peace Medal
October 6 (news.mn) On the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Turkey, the Mongolian Honorary Consulate to the Republic of Turkey, Fahrettin Amir Arman, was award a Peace Medal. This ceremony was held at the Mongolian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.
The Mongolian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Turkey, B.Batkhishig, emphasized Fahrettin Amir Arman`s roles and efforts in protecting Mongolian nationals` legal rights in Turkey. The ambassador also highlighted his contributions to strengthening investment and bilateral trade cooperation between the two countries while presenting the Peace Medal, in accordance with presidential decree.
Currently, Fahrettin Amir Arman is making efforts to build a 50 MW capacity wind farm in the Choir community of Mongolia, worth 90 million USD. So far, 10 percent of the project’s budget has been funded.
Honorary Consul to Istanbul Receives Friendship Medal – Montsame, October 6
Tsogt-Tsetsii soum to welcome 50 MW Wind Farm within 5 years
October 6 (Mongolian Economy) The Energy Regulatory Commission has reached a decision to construct a 50 megawatt wind farm in Tsogt-Tsetsii soum, Umnugobi province. The approved five-year permit of construction was given to Clean Energy LLC.
Mongolia is seeking alternatives to fossil fuels like coal to power its industry and mining. The government is targeting 20 to 25 percent of its energy to be from renewable sources by 2020, up from the less than 2 percent that it is today. Coal currently supplies about 80 percent of the nation’s energy.
Wind speeds in Salkhit average 8.2 meters per second, while Gobi Desert speeds exceed 9 meters per second. The Gobi has the potential to yield 11 gigawatts per year of solar energy, and 300,000 megawatts of wind power,
By allowing the new wind farm to begin operation, the power station could produce 140 million to 160 million kilowatt-hours per year, and become an important contributor to the central grid. Compared to a thermal power plant, which uses coal to produce heat, a wind farm with this much capacity will eliminate 230 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year. In addition, the wind farm will save 180,000 tonnes of coal, 1.2 million tonnes of water.
Mongolia Finishes 2014 Asian Games with 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 12 Bronze Medals Standing at 16th Place out of 45 Nations
October 6 (infomongolia.com) The XVII Asian Games were successfully organized in Incheon, South Korea, where over 12 thousand athletes from 45 countries have competed for 439 events in 36 sports categories from September 19 to October 04, 2014.
After final standings, 37 countries won at least a one medal, where the medal table was led by the People’s Republic of China with a total of 342 medals (151+108+83), which is recorded for the ninth consecutive time, followed by a host nation of the Republic of Korea 234 (79+71+84), Japan 200 (47+76+77), Kazakhstan 84 (28+23+33) and Iran 57 (21+18+18) came in the top fifth place respectively.
Mongolia participated in the 2014 Asian Games with its 231 athletes in the Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Boxing, Cycling, Fencing, Freestyle wrestling, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Shooting, Soft tennis, Swimming, Table tennis, Taekwondo, Triathlon, Weightlifting, and Wushu resulting with a total of 21 medals (5 Gold +4 Silver +12 Bronze) and out of 45 nations stood in the 16th place.
Medals achieved by Mongolian National Team in the 2014 Asian Games, Incheon, South Korea:
1. N.Tuvshinbayar, Men’s -100 kg Judo
2. D.Tumurkhuleg, Men’s 66 kg Judo
3. M.Urantsetseg, Women’s 48 kg Judo
4. Ch.Narantuya, Women's 50m Shooting, Rifle Prone Individual
5. D.Otgondalai, Men’s 60 kg Boxing
6. G.Boldbaatar, Men’s 60 kg Judo
7. U.Duurenbayar, Men’s +100 kg Judo
8. G.Odbayar, Men’s 73 kg Judo
9. S.Byambatseren, Women’s 55 kg Freestyle Wrestling
10. L.Otgonbayar, Men’s 90 kg Judo
11. N.Dagvasuren, Men’s 81 kg Judo
12. D.Sumiya, Women’s 57 kg Judo
13. Ts.Naranjargal, Women’s 70 kg Judo
14. B.Nomin, Men’s 57 kg Freestyle Wrestling
15. D.Khuderbulga, Men’s 97 kg Freestyle Wrestling
16. S.Tserenchimed, Women’s 63 kg Freestyle Wrestling
17. O.Burmaa, Women’s 75 kg Freestyle Wrestling
18. Women's 10m Shooting, Air Pistol Team (O.Gundegmaa, Ts.Munkhzul and T.Bayartsetseg)
19. O.Gundegmaa, Women’s 25m Shooting, Pistol Individual
20. M.Nandintsetseg, Women’s 51 kg Boxing
21. M.Tumenbayar, Men’s 54 kg Taekwondo
The Second Asian Para Games will be continued in Incheon, South Korea on October 18-24, 2014, where Mongolia will be participating with its 66 athletes in 9 sports events including Archery, Athletics, Freestyle Wrestling, Judo, Shooting and for the first time will compete in Boccia, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming and Table Tennis.
Mongolia ranked 16th place in Incheon Asian Games – news.mn, October 6
Mongolia takes 16th place in 2014 Asian Games – Montsame, October 6
Ms. Yu.Baljidmaa is Winner of Miss Mongolia 2014
October 6 (infomongolia.com) The 11th edition of Miss Mongolia was successfully organized by Miss Mongolia Association and the winners were crowned with official ceremony held at the Independence Palace in Ulaanbaatar on October 04, 2014.
In this contest over 70 beauties have participated across from provinces and cities and in the finals, 17 contestants have competed in Miss Photo, Miss Sport, Miss Talent, Miss Model, Miss Bikini, and Miss Goodwill categories.
This year’s beauty pageant is named Yu.Baljidmaa, where the second and third places’ crowns went to M.Khaliunaa and A.Bayartsetseg.
The Miss Photo was crowned by Ts.Delgerjargal, Miss Sport by B.Gunzaya, Miss Talent by E.Azbileg, Miss Model by Yu.Baljidmaa, Miss Bikini by M.Khaliunaa and Miss Goodwill by A.Bayartsetseg respectively.
The 2014 Miss Mongolia Winner Yu.Baljidmaa is a model affiliated the Asian Model Agency, who represents the JR Rostaing Mongolia.
Ms. Yu.Baljidmaa is authorized to represent Mongolia at the Miss International 2014, which will be the 54th edition of the Miss International Beauty Pageant and the final to be held in Tokyo, Japan on November 11, 2014.
The following is a list of previous Miss Mongolia winners:
2013 Miss Mongolia – N.Anu, model
2012 Miss Mongolia – D.Dolgion, student at the University of the Humanities
2011 Miss Mongolia – I.Tugsuu, student at the University of the Humanities
2010 Miss Mongolia – B.Badamtsetseg, student at “Ach” Medical Institute
2009 Miss Mongolia – Kh.Badamgerel, model
2008 Miss Mongolia – O.Khulangoo, model
2007 Miss Mongolia – B.Gerelchuluun, student at the Mongolian State University of Culture and Arts
2006 Miss Mongolia – D.Bolortuya, student at the University of the Humanities
2005 Miss Mongolia – B.Gantogoo, student at the Japan Aviation Academy
2004 Miss Mongolia – Ch.Sodtuya, model
Cabinet Meeting in Brief
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, October 6 (MONTSAME) The list of concessionary objects, approved in 2013 by the governmental resolution, has included three projects--on a state-owned reserves of mineral waters, on a museum complex of Mongolian ethnography and on a railway between the Ovoot mine and Erdenet city.
At a regular cabinet meeting on Saturday, an order was given to N.Batbayar, the Minister of Economic Development, to quickly organize tenders on granting concession and establishing contracts.
- The cabinet backed a draft amendment to the law on forests. It will be submitted to parliament, reflecting proposals of the cabinet.
- The cabinet summarized results of the 2014-2015 cooperation agreement between the governments of Mongolia and Germany on a developmental policy.
- The Deputy PM D.Terbishdagva introduced to the cabinet results of his participation in the “Summer Davos” World Economic Forum held in Tianjin, China. He was given obligations to take measures related to the forum.
- The Deputy PM and chair of a working group on celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Khalkh River Battles Victory D.Terbishdagva gave a report on marking this event.
MP Meets SDC Governance Program Manager
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 6 (MONTSAME) A head of the parliamentary Standing committee on state structure A.Bakei received October 6 a governance program manager of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Mongolia Mr Jack Meera.
The latter thanked the MP for receiving him and expressed a confidence in a progress in a further cooperation. He also said that he had made observations in a new version of a draft law on purchasing goods and services by state and local budgets.
While sharing opinions, Mr Bakei said this new version of the draft--based on international practices and standards--will serve in improving economic efficiency and intensifying investments.
Training Launches for External Relations Officers
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, October 6 (MONTSAME) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Monday started the annual training for external relations officers of the administrations of Ulaanbaatar and provinces.
During the three-day training, authorities of the state administrative bodies will give reports to the trainees and will hold a practical course for them on presentation of the Zamyn-Uud economic free zone. The trainees will also have lessons and reports on the governmental policies and actions on the external relations, international contracts between organizations, foreign cooperation of localities, economic collaboration, policy and activities of direct investments, on foreign assistance and loans for localities, general regulation of the foreign policy and actions, consular affairs, ties and cooperation with the neighbour countries, on diplomacy and state diplomatic protocol.
Within the practice, they will visit Zamyn-Uud and China’s Erlian city.
Standing Committee Head Meets ADB Delegation
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, October 6 (MONTSAME) A head of the parliamentary Standing committee on social policy, education, culture and science D.Battsogt Monday received a delegation led by Mr Robert Schoellhammer, a Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Mongolia.
Mr Schoellhammer introduced to the MP a "Skills for Employment" and a "Darkhan Waste water Management" projects, and said these projects should be included in this year’s budget of the ADB.
He went on that the Asian Development Fund proposes to give a financing of USD 25 million for the “Skills for Employment” project, focused on three targeted spheres such as agriculture, construction and road-transportation in order to improve the employment skills at vocational training centers. The second project aims to make the living conditions of Darkhan city more convenient by upgrading the waste water management.
In response, Mr Battsogt thanked the ADB delegation for exchanging views on the projects and said his committee will back these projects.
The same day, S.Ganbaatar MP met the ADB delegation and recommended that the ADB pay attention to monitoring the projects implementation, fruitful exploitation of the financing and to making clear the units that will realize the projects.
Partnership Strengthening Meeting Held between Ulaanbaatar and World Bank
October 6 (infomongolia.com) The Second Partnership Meeting between Ulaanbaatar Administration and the World Bank Country Office on General Development Plan of Ulaanbaatar City Until 2020 was held in the Mayor’s Office on October 06, 2014.
In the frameworks of Ulaanbaatar City Development Program Until 2020, parties discussed issues on necessary investments into building schools, kindergartens and hospitals; public transport reform; Ger district re-planning, and city landscaping services, as well as into the sectors of energy efficiency, and land and civil registrations.
The Meeting was attended by Governor of the Capital City E.Bat-Uul, Deputy Mayor Yo.Gerelchuluun, UB General Manager B.Badral and the World Bank headed by Sector Manager for Transport, Urban and Disaster Risk Management, East Asia and Pacific, Mr. Abhas Jha and the World Bank Urban Poverty and Service Delivery Consultant Mrs. Gayatri Singh.
A the first phase, the World Bank proposed to collaborate in the Ger district re-planning, public transport reform and energy efficiency spheres, where the UB Administration introduced 9 projects in re-planning, public transport reform, energy sector, implementation of housing program, sewage farms, renewing old blocks of apartments, social infrastructure, building new schools and kindergartens, new urban regions as well as restructuring Selbe River alongside territories.
Consequently, parties agreed to cooperate focusing on public transportation development, renewing old buildings, energy efficiency and arranging land and civil registration procedures.
World Bank to Cooperate in Urban Development – Montsame, October 6
66 athletes to compete in Incheon Paralympic Games
October 6 (news.mn) The Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games will be organized between October 18-24th.
South Korea`s city of Incheon launches preparation for the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games.
From Mongolia, 66 athletes in 9 different sports with 22 coaches and a media group are preparing to participate, a big team of 118 in total.
For the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games, Mongolian athletes will compete for the first time in the sports of volleyball, tennis, and swimming.
The Government of Mongolia ordered, on Saturday`s regular meeting, Finance Minister Ch.Ulaan and Culture, Sport and Tourism Minister Ts.Oyungerel to support the efforts of Mongolian athletes in the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games.
Mongolia to consider updating World Heritage list
October 6 (news.mn) Mongolia is considering a number of nominations for new additions of world cultural and natural heritages during a seminar at the Mongolian University of Science and Technology. Currently, Mongolia’s Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape, Petroglyphic Complexes of the Mongolian Altai (World Cultural Heritage) and Uvs Nuur Basin (World Natural Heritage) are registered to UNESCO World Heritage.
At this time Mongolia is considering adding 16 additional natural and cultural sites to the list. The operational guidelines of the World Heritage Committee recommend countries update their tentative lists approximately once every 10 years.
The seminar will be held separately for World Natural Heritage and World Cultural Heritage. Experts from World Natural and Cultural Heritage organizations will assist the National Committee of Mongolia for World Heritage. The tentative list of natural and cultural properties that appear to meet the eligibility criteria for nomination to the World Heritage List will be adopted and Mongolia may nominate within a given period of time.
ADB to Provide 500 Million USD Soft Loan to Finance “Bogdkhan Railroad” Project
October 6 (infomongolia.com) The Government of Mongolia and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have agreed to start the "Bogdkhan Railroad" project and in the frameworks, the ADB to provide 500 million USD soft loan and in addition, 550 thousand USD grant aid to spend for the Project studies.
The Project Finance Memorandum was signed between Acting State Secretary at the Ministry of Roads and Transportation, Mr. Yo.Manlaibayar and ADB Senior Transport Specialist, East Asia Transport Division, Mr. Sharad Saxena in Ulaanbaatar on October 03, 2014.
In the scope of the “Bogdkhan Railroad” project along the south of Bogd Khan Mt., a new railway between Rashaant station in Batsumber Sum and Maanit station in Bayan Sum of Tuv Aimag will be constructed and this route will pass close the newly being constructed the International Airport in Khushigt Valley.
In addition, the freight and passenger transportation flow between Russia and China running through Ulaanbaatar will be stopped and this 35 km railroad via UB will be utilized for only rail-bus public transportation purposes. Besides, traffic congestion in the city would be comparatively decreased that blocks intersections on scheduled timetables and would also help to reduce air pollution, officials say.
Moreover, the territories along the city railroad for 11 logistics terminals and 102 sub-roads for freight loading and unloading services that altogether occupy over one thousand ha will be emptied out for housing, service centers and schools and kindergartens.
The initial “Bogdkhan Railroad” project to construct 170 km was planned to connect Mandal and Bagakhangai stations in Tuv Aimag.
Asia Foundation Commemorates Six Decades of Addressing Asia’s Critical Issues
October 6 (infomongolia.com) In 2014, The Asia Foundation marks its 60th anniversary and its commitment to its mission of improving lives, expanding opportunities, and helping societies flourish all across the region. During this year-long celebration, the international nonprofit initiated a global conversation on the critical issues facing Asia today, organized special events in the U.S. and Asia, and shared expert analysis in its In Asia blog.
Asia remains a complex, diverse, and dynamic region. The tremendous economic success obscures the critical issues and intractable challenges still deeply affecting the region. Established and headquartered in San Francisco since 1954, The Asia Foundation works through a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington to address these issues. The Foundation focuses on country, regional, and cross-border issues through its network of offices, creating lasting and meaningful programs that address these critical issues: poverty; lack of transparency in government; exclusion of women; ethnic and religious conflict; human rights; and disaster management.
Additionally, The Asia Foundation in Mongolia marked its 20th anniversary last year. The Foundation was privileged to be one of the first international NGOs invited to Mongolia in 1990 and opened is first office in Ulaanbaatar on October 01, 1993.
Currently, the Foundation’s main programs in Mongolia focus on strengthening good governance and promoting transparency, improving urban service delivery and promoting economic development, fostering civic engagement at sub-national level, promoting environmental rehabilitation of artisanal mining, implementation of national anti-trafficking mechanisms, and promoting access to information.
The Asia Foundation has been supporting emerging development leaders for many decades. This year, as part of its 60th anniversary activities, the Foundation launched the inaugural class of Asia Foundation Development Fellows to nurture the next generation of leaders in their efforts to respond to the critical issues impacting Asia. The 2014 cohort is comprised of ten young changemakers working on the ground to affect change in 9 different countries, including G.Badruun from Mongolia.
Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan hold consular consultative meeting
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 6 (MONTSAME) The first consular consultative meeting between Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan ran on October 6 in Bishkek.
The sides discussed broad range of matters in regards of activating the operations of the consular departments and exchange of information, and adopted a protocol on further activities. The document was inked by Sh.Sukhbaatar and Arslanbek Umetaliev, the directors of the consular departments of the two Ministries.
Chinggis city receives another road
By N. Khaliun
Ulaanbaatar, October 6 (MONTSAME) A paved road of 2.5 km was opened in Chinggis soum of Khentii aimag on October 4.
For this road, a one billion Togrog was issued from the Regional Development Fund. A main executor was the state-owned “Khargui” enterprise. These day it has been repairing a Norovlin--Bayan-Uul road, and will begin a construction of a paved road of 14.6 km soon in frames of a “Street” project under ten billion MNT.
Stock exchange news for October 6
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, October 6 (MONTSAME) At the Stock Exchange trades on Monday, a total of 2,983 shares of 17 JSCs were traded costing MNT 10 million 121 thousand and 178.00.
"APU” /1,600 units/, “Tavantolgoi” /435 units/, “Hermes center” /400 units/, “Baganuur” /200 units/ and "Merex” /100 units/ were the most actively traded in terms of trading volume, in terms of trading value were "APU” (MNT five million and 920 thousand), "Tavantolgoi” (MNT two million 178 thousand and 950), “Baganuur” (MNT 700 thousand), "Darkhan nekhii” (MNT 647 thousand and 500) and "Sharyn gol” (MNT 408 thousand).
The total market capitalization was set at MNT one trillion 575 billion 455 million 792 thousand and 337. The Index of Top-20 JSCs was 15,662.23, increasing 124.40 units or 0.80% against the previous day.
Mongolia tops Asian Games by medals per population
By B. Amarsaikhan
Ulaanbaatar, October 6 (MONTSAME) Mongolia ranked at first place in Asian Games by medals per population, having 140 people to each medal won at Incheon 2014.
At this ranking, Mongolia has been followed by S.Korea with 210 thous.people a medal, and Japan with 636 thous.people a medal ratios.
Mongolian team has grabbed five gold, four silver and 12 bronze medals, thus going to the 16th place among 45 countries with 12 thous. sportsmen and 439 medals awarded.
Shooters to participate in World University Shooting Championship
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, October 6 (MONTSAME) Mongolia’s Shooting Sports Federation (MSSF) has selected shooters for the 5th World University Shooting Championship that will run October 8-12 in Al Ain, the UAE.
The Mongolian team has E.Davaakhuu IMS, N.Tserentogtokh MS, O.Togoldor MS (men’s pistol); T.Bayartsetseg IMS, O.Olziinyam IMS, B.Suvd-Erdene (women’s pistol); O.Yanjinlham IMS, G.Nandinzaya IMS and M.Tuvshinjargal MS (women’s rifle). They are coached by L.Undralbat, a State Honored Coach.
Rankings of Mongolian judokas go up
By B. Khuder
Ulaanbaatar, October 6 (MONTSAME) Judokas of the national selected team of Mongolia increased their rankings by the latest update by the International Judo Federation (IJF) on Sunday, thanks to successful competition in the 17th Asian Games.
World champions G.Boldbaatar IMS (2696 points), and M.Urantsetseg (2,830 points), a State Honored Sportswoman topped the men’s 60 kg and women’s 48 kg categories, respectively. A silver medalist of World Championships D.Amartuvshin was ranked 9th place in the men’s 60 kg category.
An international master of sports went up to 3rd place in the men’s 66 kg, where a Brazilian judoka Charles Chibana is still (1,978 points) leading the category. A State Honored Sportsman and Olympic bronze medalist Kh.Tsagaanbaatar kept the sixth place in the men’s 73 kg.
A State Honored Sportsman and Olympic gold, silver medalist N.Tuvshinbayar went up to ninth place with 1,176 points. D.Sumya IMS held her ninth place in the women’s 57 kg division.