Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan

Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan (Mongolian: Энхбатын Бадар-Ууган; born June 3, 1985 in Ulaanbaatar) is a retired boxer from Mongolia who became the first Olympic boxing champion from his country when he won the gold medal in the Bantamweight (-54 kg) division at the 2008 Olympics. He was the second Mongolian to win Olympic gold in any sport, with judoka Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar winning the first only a few days earlier.

Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Representing  Mongolia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Bantamweight
World Amateur Championships
Silver medal – second place 2007 Chicago Bantamweight
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Doha Bantamweight
World University Championships
Gold medal – first place 2006 Almaty Bantamweight
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Ulaanbaatar Bantamweight
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Ho Chi Minh City Flyweight


At the 2006 Asian Games winning the bronze medal in a lost bout against Korea's Han Soon Chul 19-29-.[1]

At the world championships 2007 he won Silver when he beat Englishman Joe Murray 20-11 but lost in the finals to Sergey Vodopyanov 14-16.

In 2007, he won a gold medal at Asian Senior Boxing Championship, Ulaanbaatar.

Badar-Uugan fought for Mongolia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. American magazine Sports Illustrated picked him as the favorite to win Mongolia's first ever Olympic gold medal.,[2] which, however, was won by Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar, who competed earlier in the games.

World Amateur Championships resultsEdit


Olympic Games resultsEdit



External linksEdit

  • Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan at Olympedia 
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-11-05.