Khorloogiin Bayanmönkh

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This is a Mongolian name. The given name is Bayanmönkh, and Khorloogiin is a patronymic, not a family name.
Khorloogiin Bayanmönkh
Medal record
Men's freestyle wrestling
Representing  Mongolia
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1972 Munich Heavyweight
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1975 Minsk 100 kg
Silver medal – second place 1971 Sofia 100 kg
Silver medal – second place 1974 Istanbul 100 kg

Khorloogiin Bayanmönkh (Mongolian: Хорлоогийн Баянмөнх; born February 22, 1944) is a retired Mongolian wrestler. At the 1972 Summer Olympics he won the silver medal in the men's freestyle heavyweight category.[1] His name Bayanmonkh means "Rich eternal" in the Mongolian language.

Bayanmönkh is the second most successful wrestler in Mongolian wrestling with 10 championship wins (1968 1971–1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981–1982, 1987).[citation needed]

In 1972 he was awarded the title of Merited Master of Sport of the USSR.[2]


  1. ^ "Khorloogiin Bayanmönkh". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Panorama of the 1972 Sports Year (in Russian). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. 1973. pp. 122–124. 

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