Mongolian team concludes the 2013 World Combat Games with 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze medals
The Saint Petersburg city of the Russian Federation is hosting the 2013 SportAccord World Combat Games in 15 sports categories between October 18 and 25, 2013.
This is the second edition of the World Combat Games, where athletes from 108 nations are competing in Aikido, Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Ju-Jitsu, Karate, Kendo, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Sambo, Savate, Sumo, Taekwondo, Wrestling, and Wushu.
The Mongolian team has participated in Muay Thai (1 athlete), Judo
(10) and Sumo (8) events with its 19 athletes and 2 teams (Judo and Sumo), and according to schedule the finals for Sumo and Judo were concluded on the second and third day respectively (October 19 and 20).
However, the Muay Thai winners are not announced yet, but Mongolian only athlete in this event, Altansukh ZUUNNAST
(Muay Thai, Women’s 60kg) concluded her game on October 19, lost to Sh.Valentina (Peru) in the Quarterfinals, thus our team finishes the Game by achieving a total of 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze medals, standing at 5th place by an overall score as of today.
Two Silver medals were also won in Sumo, in the Men's Middleweight by Ochirkhuu USUKHBAYAR and in the Men's Open Division by Gankhuyag NARANBAT.
The third Silver medal was achieved by Judo Men’s Team yesterday on October 20, 2013.
In addition, the Mongolian Judo Women’s Team succeeded a Bronze medal, where the finals were held on October 19, 2013.
Gold medal by U.Byambajav, Sumo Men's Heavyweight
Silver medal by G.Naranbat and Bronze by U.Byambajav in the Sumo Men's Open Division
Silver medal by O.Usukhbayar in the Sumo Men's Middleweight
Silver medal by Judo Men’s Team
Bronze medal by Judo Women’s Team
U.Byambajav, Gold and Bronze medalist in Sumo Heavyweight and Open Division (on the right)
2013 SportAccord World Combat Games, Opening ceremony