Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar

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Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar
Personal information
Nationality Mongolian
Born (1984-06-01) 1 June 1984 (age 33)[1]
Saikhan sum, Bulgan Province, Mongolia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Sport
Country  Mongolia
Sport Judo

Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar (Mongolian: Найдангийн Түвшинбаяр born 1 June 1984) is a Mongolian judoka. He is the 2008 Olympic Champion, 2012 Olympic silver medalist, 2014 Asian games champion, 2015 World Bronze medalist, 2016 Asian championship Gold medalist, 2007 silver medalist and two-time (2008,2011) bronze medalist in -100 kg division.

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 14 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]

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