National Team of Mongolia secures five medals from London Olympics as of August 09, 2012
Yesterday, following the Women's 63kg Freestyle Bronze medal by S.Battsetseg
, Mongolian Men's Light Welter (64kg) boxer, State Merit athlete Uranchimeg MUNKH-ERDENE, 30, showed a ferocious performance in the 1/8 Finals bringing down the host nation boxer Thomas Stalker, 28.
Thomas Stalker was indeed a strong opponent who is a silver medalist of Baku World Championships, twice silver medalist of the European Championships and who leads the AIBA ranking in the 64 kg category. Our boxer eliminated his opponent by only one point difference concluding 23:22 (6-6; 8-7; 9-9), hence U.Munkh-Erdene became the second boxer who secured a Bronze medal, the first is the youngest athlete of the National Team N.Tugstsogt
(Men’s Fly 52kg). The sports observers deem that the match between U.Munkh-Erdene and S.Thomas was the best fight of the London Games on Wednesday, August 08.
After the bout U.Munkh-Erdene told reporters, “I am really satisfied. I have been competing in three Olympic Games, Athens, Beijing and London. It has been my long-standing dream to get a medal, which I have now achieved”.
His next bout for a Silver medal in the Semifinals, U.Munkh-Erdene will fight against Denys BERINCHYK (Ukraine), who is a silver medalist of the 2011 Baku World Championships, at 02:45 pm London time or 09:45 pm Ulaanbaatar time on August 10, 2012.
With the 1/8 Final’s victory by U.Munkh-Erdene over the British boxer, two Mongolian boxers are qualified for the Semifinals to fight for a Silver medal.
As of today, the National Team of Mongolia has secured five medals, moreover two boxers, six freestyle wrestlers (two female, four male) and a marathon runner B.Ser-Od are to continue the XXX Summer Olympic Games