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Mongolia at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Mongolia competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing, China, from August 8 to August 24, 2008. 29 athletes represented the country and competed in seven events.[1] The Beijing Olympics has been Mongolia's most successful games ever, winning two gold and two silver medals,[2] exceeding the 1980 Moscow Olympics where the nation won two silver and two bronze medals. When the 87 nations that won medals at the Beijing Olympics are ranked by medals per population, Mongolia ranks 16th, with one medal for every 749,000 people.[3]

Mongolia at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Mongolia.svg
IOC codeMGL
NOCMongolian National Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.mn (in Mongolian)
in Beijing
Competitors29 in 7 sports
Flag bearer Makhgalyn Bayarjavkhlan (opening)
Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan (closing)
Medals
Ranked 31st
Gold
2
Silver
2
Bronze
0
Total
4
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Judoka Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar became the first Mongolian ever[4] to win an Olympic gold medal. Otryadin Gündegmaa won Mongolia's first silver since the 1980 Moscow Games. Pürevdorjiin Serdamba won Mongolia's first silver medal in boxing. He was followed by Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan, who won Mongolia's first gold medal in boxing, and second gold medal overall.

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar Judo Men's 100 kg[5]
  Gold Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan Boxing Bantamweight[6]
  Silver Otryadyn Gündegmaa Shooting Women's 25 m pistol[7]
  Silver Pürevdorjiin Serdamba Boxing Light flyweight[8]

AthleticsEdit

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

Men
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Bat-Ochir Ser-Od Marathon 2:24:19 52
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Batgereliin Möngöntuyaa 400 m 58.14 8 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Mongolia qualified four boxers for the Olympic boxing tournament. Badar-Uugan was the first to qualify, doing so at the 2007 World Championships.[9] All three of the others qualified at the second Asian continental qualifying tournament.[10]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Pürevdorjiin Serdamba Light flyweight   Serugo (UGA)
W 9–5
  Yáñez (USA)
W 8–7
  Ruenroeng (THA)
W 5–2
  Hernández (CUB)
W 8+–8
  Zou (CHN)
L RET
 
Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan Bantamweight   Valdez (MEX)
W 15–4
  Nevin (IRL)
W 9–2
  Ikgopoleng (BOT)
W 15–2
  Gojan (MDA)
W 15–2
  León (CUB)
W 16–5
 
Zorigtbaataryn Enkhzorig Featherweight   Ouatine (MAR)
W 10–1
  Torriente (CUB)
L 9–10
Did not advance
Uranchimegiin Mönkh-Erdene Light welterweight   Bwalya (ZAM)
W 12–8
  Georgiev (BUL)
W 10–3
  Vastine (FRA)
L 4–12
Did not advance

JudoEdit

Mongolia received 10 qualifications for Judo at the Asian Championships, and qualified them by test matches.[11]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Khashbaataryn Tsagaanbaatar −60 kg Bye   Yekutiel (ISR)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance
Gantömöriin Dashdavaa −73 kg N/A   Reser (USA)
W 0111–0100
  Wilkomirski (POL)
W 0012–0010
  Maloumat (IRI)
L 0010–1100
Did not advance Bye   Kanamaru (JPN)
L 0000–0100
Did not advance
Damdinsürengiin Nyamkhüü −81 kg Bye   Elmont (NED)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance   Maddaloni (ITA)
W 1000–0000
  Mrvaljević (MNE)
W 1002–0000
  Krawczyk (POL)
W 1010–0001
  Gontiuk (UKR)
L 0100–0110
5
Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar −100 kg N/A   Suzuki (JPN)
W 1000–0000
  Behrla (GER)
W 0021–0001
  Jang (KOR)
W 0011–0010
  Miraliyev (AZE)
W 0010–0000
Bye   Zhitkeyev (KAZ)
W 0120–0010
 
Makhgalyn Bayarjavkhlan +100 kg Bye   Wojnarowicz (POL)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mönkhbaataryn Bundmaa −52 kg   Carrascosa (ESP)
L 0000–0100
Did not advance
Khishigbatyn Erdenet-Od −57 kg Bye   Quintavalle (ITA)
L 0001–1010
Did not advance   Bönisch (GER)
L 0001–0110
Did not advance
Tümen-Odyn Battögs −63 kg Bye   von Harnier (GER)
L 0000–1001
Did not advance
Pürevjargalyn Lkhamdegd −78 kg Bye   Yang Xl (CHN)
L 0000–1021
Did not advance   Proskurakova (KGZ)
W 0230–0000
  Levesque (CAN)
W 0110–0101
  Silva (BRA)
L 0010–1131
Did not advance
Dorjgotovyn Tserenkhand +78 kg Bye   Ulienhoed (NED)
W 0010–0001
  Polavder (SLO)
L 0000–1100
Did not advance Bye   Issanova (KAZ)
W 1000–0000
  Mondière (FRA)
W 1000–0000
  Ortiz (CUB)
L 0000–1000
5

ShootingEdit

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Zorigtyn Batkhuyag 10 m air rifle 394 22 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 570 33 Did not advance
Otryadyn Gündegmaa 10 m air pistol 382 12 Did not advance
25 m pistol 590 1 Q 792.2  
Tsogbadrakhyn Mönkhzul 10 m air pistol 387 3 Q 479.6 8
25 m pistol 581 12 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Mongolia selected two athletes by granting wild card entries.

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Boldbaataryn Bütekh-Üils 100 m breaststroke 1:10.80 60 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dashtserengiin Saintsetseg 50 m freestyle 29.63 67 Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Namkhaidorjiin Bayarmaa Women's −63 kg 90 12 123 7 213 10

WrestlingEdit

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical 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
Bayaraagiin Naranbaatar −55 kg Bye   Kudukhov (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 16
Buyanjavyn Batzorig −66 kg   Barnes (RSA)
W 3–1 PP
  Farniev (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 8
Chagnaadorjiin Ganzorig −84 kg   Temrezov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 17
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
Tsogtbazaryn Enkhjargal −48 kg Bye   Merleni (UKR)
W 5–0 VT
Did not advance 16
Naidangiin Otgonjargal −55 kg N/A   Verbeek (CAN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 16
Badrakhyn Odonchimeg −63 kg Bye   Xu Hy (CHN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 10

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Interview: Official says Mongolia expects 2 medals from Beijing Olympics". net.com. 29 July 2008. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Mongolia gains two gold and two silver in Beijing Games", Montsame Agency, August 24, 2008
  3. ^ Medals per people
  4. ^ Mongolia wins 1st gold
  5. ^ Judo Day 6 review Archived 2008-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Enkhbat Badar-Uugan wins gold in bantamweight class Archived 2008-08-24 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ China's Chen catches up to win gold in the Women's 25m Pistol Archived 2008-09-01 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Zou wins China's first boxing gold Archived 2008-08-24 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ World Boxing Championships Chicago 2007
  10. ^ 2nd AIBA Asian Olympic Boxing Qualifying Tournament
  11. ^ Mongolia's Olympic Judo Team (in Mongolian)

External linksEdit

  • Olympic.mn Mongolian National Olympic Committee (in Mongolian)
  • Olympic.mn Mongolian Olympic Team (in Mongolian)
  • Olympic.mn Olympic Timetable for Mongolian athletes (in Mongolian)