Mongolia at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Mongolia at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Mongolia.svg
IOC code MGL
NOC Mongolian National Olympic Committee
Website www.olympic.mn (in Mongolian)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 43 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Temuulengiin Battulga [1]
Medals
Ranked 67th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Mongolia competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Since the nation made its debut in 1964, Mongolian athletes had appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, with the exception of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, because of its partial support to the Soviet boycott.

The Mongolian National Olympic Committee fielded a team of 43 athletes, 26 men and 17 women, across nine different sports at the Games. It was the nation's largest delegation sent to the Olympics in a non-boycotting edition, tying the record with the amount of athletes achieved in Moscow 1980.[2] Among the sporting events represented by the nation's athletes, Mongolia marked its Olympic debut in taekwondo, as well as its return to weightlifting after an eight-year hiatus.

The Mongolian roster featured 11 returning Olympians, with only three of them having won medals at the previous editions of the Games: judoka Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar, who emerged as the nation's most decorated athlete with two medals; freestyle wrestler Soronzonboldyn Battsetseg, who obtained the bronze in the women's 63 kg division, and pistol shooter Otryadyn Gündegmaa, who established a historic record as the first Mongolian to participate in six Olympics. Other notable Mongolian athletes featured Asian Games champion Dorjnyambuugiin Otgondalai in men's lightweight boxing, marathon runner and four-time Olympian Bat-Ochir Ser-Od, and heavyweight judoka Temuulengiin Battulga, who was selected by the committee as the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony.[1]

Mongolia left Rio de Janeiro with only two medals (one silver and one bronze); each was awarded to Otgondalai and lightweight judoka Dorjsürengiin Sumiyaa (women's 57 kg).[3] Several Mongolian athletes narrowly missed out of the podium, including judokas Mönkhbatyn Urantsetseg and Lkhagvasürengiin Otgonbaatar, who both placed fifth in their respective weight categories, and freestyle wrestler Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran, who controversially lost the bronze medal match to Uzbekistan's Ikhtiyor Navruzov in the men's 65 kg division, provoking a protest against the decision by his coaches while stripping their clothes off.[4][5]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Dorjsürengiin Sumiyaa Judo Women's 57 kg 8 August
 Bronze Dorjnyambuugiin Otgondalai Boxing Men's lightweight 14 August

Archery[edit]

One Mongolian archer qualified for the men's individual recurve by obtaining one of the three Olympic places available from the 2015 Asian Archery Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.[6]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Jantsangiin Gantögs Men's individual 664 24  Thamwong (THA)
L 3–7
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Mongolian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[7][8]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Bat-Ochir Ser-Od Men's marathon 2:24:26 92
Gantulga Dambadarjaa 2:27:42 107
Tseveenravdan Byambajav 2:36:14 130
Bayartsogt Munkhzayaa Women's marathon 2:43:55 72
Luvsanlkhündegiin Otgonbayar 2:45:55 85

Boxing[edit]

Mongolia has entered six boxers to compete in each of the following weight classes into the Olympic boxing tournament. Gankhuyagiin Gan-Erdene, Baatarsükhiin Chinzorig, 2012 Olympian Byambyn Tüvshinbat, and Asian Games champion Dorjnyambuugiin Otgondalai had claimed their Olympic spots at the 2016 Asia & Oceania Qualification Tournament in Qian'an, China.[9]

Kharkhüügiin Enkh-Amar and Erdenebatyn Tsendbaatar earned additional Olympic places for the Mongolian roster at the 2016 AIBA World Qualifying Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan.[10]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Gankhuyagiin Gan-Erdene Men's light flyweight Bye  Quipo (ECU)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Kharkhüügiin Enkh-Amar Men's flyweight  Emigdio (MEX)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Erdenebatyn Tsendbaatar Men's bantamweight  Gicharu (KEN)
W 3–0
 Asanau (BLR)
W 3–1
 Stevenson (USA)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Dorjnyambuugiin Otgondalai Men's lightweight Bye  Lacruz (NED)
W 2–1
 Benbaziz (ALG)
W 3–0
 Oumiha (FRA)
L 0–3
Did not advance 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Baatarsükh Chinzorig Men's light welterweight  Tharumalingam (QAT)
W 3–0
 Dunaytsev (RUS)
L 0–3
Did not advance
Byambyn Tüvshinbat Men's welterweight  Palmetta (ARG)
W 3–0
 Donnelly (IRL)
L 1–2
Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Mongolia has qualified a total of 13 judokas for each of the following weight classes at the Games. Twelve of them (seven men and five women), led by two-time Olympic medalist Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar, were ranked among the top 22 eligible judokas for men and top 14 for women in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016, while London 2012 Olympian Pürevjargalyn Lkhamdegd at women's half-heavyweight (78 kg) earned a continental quota spot from the Asian region, as the highest-ranked Mongolian judoka outside of direct qualifying position.[11][12]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Tsogtbaataryn Tsend-Ochir −60 kg  Ramos (GUA)
W 100–000
 Reinvall (FIN)
W 011–000
 Kim W-j (KOR)
L 001–010
Did not advance
Davaadorjiin Tömörkhüleg −66 kg Bye  Hamad (KSA)
W 100–000
 Zourdani (ALG)
W 101–000
 Basile (ITA)
L 000–100
Did not advance  Bouchard (CAN)
L 000–010
Did not advance 7
Ganbaataryn Odbayar −73 kg Bye  Mohy Eldin (EGY)
W 100–001
 Delpopolo (USA)
L 000–010
Did not advance
Otgonbaataryn Uuganbaatar −81 kg Bye  Abdelaal (EGY)
L 000–101
Did not advance
Lkhagvasürengiin Otgonbaatar −90 kg Bye  van 't End (NED)
W 100–000
 González (CUB)
W 100–000
 Liparteliani (GEO)
L 100–000
Did not advance  Mehdiyev (AZE)
W 001–000
 Cheng Xz (CHN)
L 000–001
5
Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar −100 kg Bye  Armenteros (CUB)
L 000–001
Did not advance
Temuulengiin Battulga +100 kg N/A  Tayeb (ALG)
L 000–010
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mönkhbatyn Urantsetseg −48 kg Bye  Payet (FRA)
W 100–000
 Jeong B-k (KOR)
L 000–101
Did not advance  Menezes (BRA)
W 100–000
 Kondo (JPN)
L 000–000 S
5
Adiyaasambuugiin Tsolmon −52 kg  Delgado (USA)
W 010–003
 Nakamura (JPN)
L 000–100
Did not advance
Dorjsürengiin Sumiyaa −57 kg Bye  Verhagen (NED)
W 000–000 S
 Monteiro (POR)
W 000–000 S
 Matsumoto (JPN)
W 010–000
Bye  R Silva (BRA)
L 000–010
2nd, silver medalist(s)
Tsedevsürengiin Mönkhzayaa −63 kg  Zouak (MAR)
W 101–000
 Yang Jx (CHN)
L 001–100
Did not advance
Tsend-Ayuushiin Naranjargal −70 kg  Stam (GEO)
L 000–011
Did not advance
Pürevjargalyn Lkhamdegd −78 kg  Joó (HUN)
L 000–111
Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Mongolian shooters have achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2015 ISSF World Cup series, and Asian Championships, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by March 31, 2016.[13]

Athlete Event Qualification Semifinal Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Gankhuyagiin Nandinzayaa Women's 10 m air rifle 414.8 14 N/A Did not advance
Women's 50 m rifle 3 positions 582 9 N/A Did not advance
Otryadyn Gündegmaa Women's 10 m air pistol 379 20 N/A Did not advance
Women's 25 m pistol 579 12 Did not advance
Tsogbadrakhyn Mönkhzul Women's 10 m air pistol 378 32 N/A Did not advance
Women's 25 m pistol 580 11 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

Swimming[edit]

Mongolia has received a Universality invitation from FINA to send two swimmers (one male and one female) to the Olympics.[14][15][16]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Batsaikhany Dulguun Men's 50 m freestyle 24.90 60 Did not advance
Yesuin Bayar Women's 50 m freestyle 28.40 60 Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Mongolia entered one athlete into the taekwondo competition for the first time at the Olympics. Pürevjavyn Temüüjin secured a spot in the men's lightweight category (68 kg) by virtue of his top two finish at the 2016 Asian Qualification Tournament in Manila, Philippines.[17]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Pürevjavyn Temüüjin Men's −68 kg  Gutiérrez (MEX)
W 12–11
 González (ESP)
L 4–7
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Mongolia has qualified one female weightlifter for the Rio Olympics by virtue of a top six national finish at the 2016 Asian Championships.[18] The team must allocate this place by June 20, 2016.[19]

Meanwhile, an unused men's Olympic spot was awarded to the Mongolian team by IWF, as a result of Russia's complete ban from the Games due to the "multiple positive cases" of doping.[20]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Ösökhbayaryn Chagnaadorj Men's −56 kg 103 DNF DNF
Mönkhjantsangiin Ankhtsetseg Women's −69 kg 106 7 131 8 237 8

Wrestling[edit]

Mongolia has qualified a total of nine wrestlers for each of the following weight classes into the Olympic tournament. Five Olympic berths were awarded to Mongolian wrestlers, who finished among the top six at the 2015 World Championships, while the other half of the wrestling roster had booked Olympic spots by progressing to the top two finals at the 2016 Asian Qualification Tournament.[21][22]

One further wrestler had claimed the remaining Olympic slot in the men's freestyle 97 kg to round out the Mongolian roster at the final meet of the World Qualification Tournament in Istanbul.

On May 11, 2016, United World Wrestling decided to revoke an Olympic license from Mongolia in women's freestyle 53 kg, due to doping violations at the Asian Qualification Tournament, but the license was reinstated two months later, following the recent meldonium guidelines released by IOC and WADA.[23][24]

Key:

  • VT – Victory by Fall.
  • PP – Decision by Points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO – Decision by Points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST – Technical superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.

Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Erdenebatyn Bekhbayar −57 kg  Diatta (SEN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 14
Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran −65 kg  Dutt (IND)
W 3–0 PO
 Katai (CHN)
W 3–0 PO
 Ramonov (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance Bye  Garcia (CAN)
W 3–0 PO
 Navruzov (UZB)
L 1–3 PP
5
Pürevjavyn Önörbat −74 kg Bye  Demirtaş (TUR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 15
Orgodolyn Üitümen −86 kg  Ganev (BUL)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance 15
Dorjkhandyn Khüderbulga −97 kg Bye  Musaev (KGZ)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 16
Jargalsaikhany Chuluunbat −125 kg Bye  Akgül (TUR)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance Bye  Saidau (BLR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 16
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Erdenechimegiin Sumiyaa −53 kg Bye  Krawczyk (POL)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 12
Pürevdorjiin Orkhon −58 kg  Hristova (BUL)
W 3–1 PP
 Koblova (RUS)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance  Niemesch (GER)
W 5–0 VT
 Malik (IND)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 7
Soronzonboldyn Battsetseg −63 kg Bye  Oborududu (NGR)
W 3–1 PP
 Pirozhkova (USA)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 12
Ochirbatyn Nasanburmaa −69 kg Bye  Chen W-l (TPE)
W 5–0 VT
 Vorobieva (RUS)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance Bye  Syzdykova (KAZ)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 8

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "ТАНИЛЦ: Рио2016-д оролцож буй 43 МОНГОЛ тамирчин" [Introduction: 43 Mongolian athletes will participate in Rio 2016] (in Mongolian). Ikon.mn. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
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  4. ^ Fenno, Nathan (21 August 2016). "Rio Olympics: Mongolian wrestling coaches strip in protest of loss". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 November 2016. 
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