On August 02, 2012, the Beijing Olympic Champion, Merit Athlete of Mongolia Naidan TUVSHINBAYAR competed in the Men's Judo -100 kg Division.
Mongolian judoka defeated his first opponent Teerawat Homklin (Thailand) with Ippon and Yuko points in the first 55 seconds, in the following Round of Elimination 16 (R16) N.Tuvshinbayar matched with Thierry Fabre (France) winning by Kami-shiho-gatame Technique in 1:58 min. In the 2010 World Judo Championships that took place in Tokyo, Thierry Fabre (FRA) beat N.Tuvshinbayar (MGL) by Ippon, where our athlete was then ranked in 5th place. Following the bout in the R8 or the Quarterfinals, N.Tuvshinbayar threw his opponent Ramziddin Sayidov (Uzbekistan) by Yuko in the first few seconds of the Golden Score. In the Semifinals, Beijing Olympic Champion also won over Korean judoka Hee-Tae Hwang, meanwhile N.Tuvshinbayar hurt his old wound spraining his leg fiber but finished the bout despite the injury by Yuko, commonly known by “Pure” victory. Following the match an assistant coach shouldered N.Tuvshinbayar leaving the arena.
All Mongolians at the same time were expecting another Gold medal from the Beijing Champion. Meanwhile the information sourced from officials, N.Tuvshinbayar who had a serious injury in the semifinals, his fellow physician let out blood from the congested part of the leg and advised not to compete in the following match, but the athlete endeavored for the Gold Medal Contest. His last opponent was Tagir Khaibulaev from the Russian Federation, where N.Tuvshinbayar who looked like he was uninjured, was defeated by Ippon in the first 2:14 min. Tagir Khaibulaev (RUS) is a Champion of several World events such as the 2010 Rome, ITA, 2011 Paris, FRA, 2012 Madrid, ESP and a new champion of the 2012 Olympics.
After concluding the game, journalists tried to have an interview with N.Tuvshinbayar, but the Double Olympic Medalist could not say anything but just silently cried for joy or regret, nobody knows what was in the heart of an athlete who was defeated, and later left the audience carried out in a wheelchair.
Even so the Beijing Olympic Champion Naidan TUVSHINBAYAR became the Silver Medalist of the XXX Summer Olympic Games that took place in London on August 02, 2012.
was born on June 01, 1984 in Saikhan sum of Bulgan
aimag, Mongolia. Started his sports career from 2003. The State Merit Athlete of Mongolia, Hero of Labor of Mongolia. His father T.Naidan is an International Sports Master in Judo. N.Tuvshinbayar was a Jockey Child for horse racing competition in the Naadam Festival
when he was 7. Also, he owns an Aimag Lion title in traditional wrestling. He graduated from “Avraga” Institute for a trainer-coach degree. An athlete of “Genco” Company.
In total, 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals achieved from World, Master, Grand Prix, Grand Slam and Olympic events.