Mongolia Record their Best Ever Performance in Asian Games

Written by Kh.Ganchimeg

Mongolia grabbed two gold, five silver and nine bronze medals in the 16th Asian Games, held in Guangzhou, China from November 12 until 27, 2010.

The 16th Asian Games officially closed on Saturday in the southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou with a rousing and colorful outdoor spectacular.

“The 16th Asian Games, which has been a huge success, comes to an end,” said Olympic Council of Asia president Sheikh Ahmed Al Fahad Al Sabah.

Altogether 227 athletes from Mongolia competed in 28 different sport’s event at the Asian Games.

Freestyle wrestlers G.Mandakhnaran and G.Naranchimeg took the gold medals in the games.

In particular, Mandakhnaran won the men’s 60kg freestyle wrestling gold medal by defeating Japanese Hiroyuki Oda 5-0 in the final.

Chinese Gao Feng and Kazakhstan’s Dauren Zhumagazyyev shared the bronze medal in that event.

Naranchimeg won the women’s 72kg freestyle wrestling gold medal when she overpowered host country’s Li Dan 4-0 and 6-3 in the final.

Kyoko Hamaguchi from Japan shared the bronze medal with Guzel Manyurova from Kazakhstan in the women’s event.

In the last days of the event, Mongolian O.Nasanburmaa and J.Chuluunbat earned silver medals in freestyle competition.

Nasanburmaa received the women’s 63kg’s silver medal by defeating Suman Kundu from India in semifinal. She lost the gold medal to Kazakhstan’s Yelena Shalygina. Park Sangeun Yun (South Korea) and Chen Meng claimed the bronze medal in the event.

In the men’s 120kg weight category, Chuluunbat placed the second when he won Chinese Liang Lei in the silver medal’s match.

Artur Taymazov from Uzbekistan garnered the gold medal; bronze medals went to Liang Lei and Fardin Masoumi from Iran in the men’s event.

China leads the medal table with 199 gold, 119 silver and 98 bronze medals, followed by South Korea with 76 gold, 65 silver and 91 bronze medals and Japan with 48 gold, 74 silver and 94 silver medals at second and third respectively in the Asian Games 2010.

Mongolia finished 21st place with 16 medals. In 1998 and 2006, Mongolian team bagged 15 medals in the Asian Games.

A total of 45 countries competed for 477 package medals in the Guangzhou-2010 Asian Games.

Guangzhou was handing over the Asian Games torch to the South Korean city of Incheon, which will host the four-yearly multi sports event in 2014
source: The UB Post


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