Mongolia at the 2006 Winter Olympics

Mongolia sent a delegation to compete at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy from 10-26 February 2006. The delegation consisted of two cross-country skiers, Erdene-Ochiryn Ochirsüren and Khürelbaataryn Khash-Erdene. Their best finish in any event was 68th in the women's 10 kilometer classical by Ochirsüren. The same two competitors would return to the Olympics four years later representing Mongolia at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Mongolia at the
2006 Winter Olympics
Flag of Mongolia.svg
IOC codeMGL
NOCMongolian National Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.mn (in Mongolian)
in Turin
Competitors2 (1 man, 1 woman) in 1 sport
Flag bearers Khürelbaataryn Khash-Erdene (opening)
Erdene-Ochiryn Ochirsüren (closing)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

A group of four Mongolian short track speed skaters (women: Duuren Natsagnyam, Narangerel Odtsetseg; men: Ganbat Jargalanchuluun, Ganbat Munkhamidral) were mentioned in the media as Olympians in an article about the 2006 Olympic competitors, but they didn't compete at the Olympics.[1]

BackgroundEdit

The Mongolian National Olympic Committee was recognized by the International Olympic Committee on 1 January 1962,[2] and the nation entered Olympic competition soon after, talking part in both the 1964 Winter and Summer Olympics. Mongolia has only missed two Olympic Games since, the 1976 Winter Olympics; and the 1984 Summer Olympics as the Mongolians joined in the Soviet-led boycott of the Games in Los Angeles.[3][4] The delegation Mongolia sent to Turin consisted of two cross-country skiers, Erdene-Ochiryn Ochirsüren and Khürelbaataryn Khash-Erdene.[5] Khash-Erdene was the flag bearer for the opening ceremony[6] while Ochirsüren was chosen to carry the flag for the closing ceremony.[7]

Cross-country skiingEdit

Khürelbaataryn Khash-Erdene was 22 years old at the time of the Turin Olympics.[8] In the men's 15 kilometre classical race, held on 17 February, he finished with a time of 48 minutes and 47 seconds, which put him in 84th place out of 96 competitors who finished the race; the gold medal was won by Andrus Veerpalu of Estonia in 38 minutes and 1 second.[9] He would later go on to represent Mongolia at the 2010 Winter Olympics.[8]

Erdene-Ochiryn Ochirsüren was 20 years of age at the time of these Games.[10] She competed in the women's 10 kilometer classical, held on 16 February.[11] She finished the race with a time of 36 minutes and 40.1 seconds, which saw her in 68th position out of 70 competitors who finished the race, the gold medal having been won by Kristina Šmigun-Vähi of Estonia. in 27 minutes and 51 seconds.[11] Like her compatriot, she would also go on to participate in the 2010 Winter Olympics.[10]

Athlete Event Final
Total Rank
Khürelbaataryn Khash-Erdene Men's 15 km classical 48:47.2 85
Erdene-Ochiryn Ochirsüren Women's 10 km classical 36:40.1 68

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Mongolia – National Olympic Committee (NOC)". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 23 January 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Mongolia". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 10 March 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  4. ^ Schmemann, Serge (15 May 1984). "Olympics Decision Final, Soviet Says". The New York Times. p. A1. Archived from the original on 31 March 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Mongolia at the 2006 Torino Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 13 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  6. ^ "List of flag bearers – Torino 2006 – Olympics". Eurosport. 10 February 2006. Archived from the original on 29 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Flag Bearers for the Closing Ceremony – Olympic News". International Olympic Committee. 26 February 2006. Archived from the original on 16 October 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Khurelbaataryn Khash-Erdene Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 12 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Men's 15 kilometres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 3 August 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Erdene-Ochiryn Ochirsuren". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 12 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Cross Country Skiing at the 2006 Torino Winter Games: Women's 10 kilometres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 22 February 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.