Batjargalyn Odkhüü

Batjargalyn Odkhüü (Mongolian: Батжаргалын Одхүү; born March 11, 1977 in Bayankhutag, Khentii) is a Mongolian judoka, who competed in the men's half-heavyweight category.[1] He picked up a bronze medal in the 100-kg division at the 2003 Asian Judo Championships in Jeju City, South Korea, and represented his nation Mongolia in two editions of the Olympic Games (2000 and 2004).[2]

Batjargalyn Odkhüü
Personal information
Full nameBatjargalyn Odkhüü
Nationality Mongolia
Born (1977-03-11) 11 March 1977 (age 42)
Bayankhutag, Khentii, Mongolia
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb)
Sport
SportJudo
Event(s)100 kg

Batjargal made his official debut at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where he competed in the men's middleweight class (90 kg). He lost his opening match to neighboring China's Xu Zhiming, who successfully scored an ippon and threw him down the tatami with a seoi nage (shoulder throw) at two minutes and six seconds.[3]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Batjargal qualified for his second Mongolian squad in the men's half-heavyweight class (100 kg), by placing fifth and receiving a berth from the Asian Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan.[4] Batjargal failed to edge past the first round after losing out in a fifty-five-second match by an ippon defeat and an inner thigh throw (uchi mata) to Georgia's Iveri Jikurauli.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Batjargalyn Odkhüü". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Улсын начин Б.Одхүү олимпын аварга Н.Түвшинбаяр, улсын заан Ц.Баярсайхан нарыг зоджээ" [Batjargalyn Odkhüü beats and replaces Olympic champion Naidangiin Tuvshinbayar with a group of judoka] (in Mongolian). Shuurhai.mn. 17 December 2012. Archived from the original on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Sydney 2000: Judo – Men's Middleweight (90kg)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. pp. 102–103. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 September 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Athens 2004-д Монгол улс хэрхэн бэлдэж байна?" [Athens 2004 – Are the Mongolians prepared to compete?] (in Mongolian). Tsahimurtuu.mn. 28 August 2003. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Judo: Men's Half-Heavyweight (100kg/220 lbs) Round of 32". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  6. ^ "БОРЬБА на Играх XXVIII ОЛИМПИАДЫ, АФИНЫ 2004день за днёмдневник ведёт" [Struggle at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, Athens 2004] (in Russian). Sambo.spb.ru. 19 August 2004. Retrieved 15 December 2014.

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