Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar

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This is a Mongolian name. The given name is Tüvshinbayar, and the name Naidangiin is a patronymic, not a family name. The subject should be referred to by the given name.
Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar
Personal information
Nationality  Mongolia
Born (1984-06-01) 1 June 1984 (age 30)[1]
Saikhan sum, Bulgan Province, Mongolia,
Height 1.78 m

Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar (Mongolian: Найдангийн Түвшинбаяр) is a Mongolian judoka.

At the 2006 Asian Games he finished in joint fifth place in both the heavyweight (-100 kg) division and the open weight class division.[2]

In the same division, he won a gold medal at the Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing. He was the first Mongolian ever to win a gold medal at the Olympics,[3] by defeating Kazakhstani judoka Askhat Zhitkeyev.[4] On the 14th of August, 2008, he was inducted as the state honored athlete of Mongolia as well as hero of labor.[5]

In the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, he won a silver medal, becoming the first Olympic multimedalist from Mongolia.[6] He won his silver medal despite suffering a serious injury in the semifinal bout.[7]

He currently resides in Ulan Bator.

References[edit]

  1. ^ London 2012 Olympics.com
  2. ^ 2006 Asian Games profile
  3. ^ Mongolia wins 1st gold
  4. ^ Tüvshinbayar wins gold
  5. ^ Hero of labor
  6. ^ http://sport.news.mn/content/116033.shtml
  7. ^ UB Post