Tsogtbazaryn Enkhjargal

Tsogtbazaryn Enkhjargal (Mongolian: Цогтбазарын Энхжаргал; born April 6, 1981 in Erdenebüren sum, Khovd aimag) is an amateur Mongolian freestyle wrestler, who competed in the women's flyweight category.[1] Between 2001 and 2011, Enkhjargal had won a total of six medals (two golds, three silver, and one bronze) for the 46, 48, and 51 kg classes at the Asian Wrestling Championships.[2] She also captured three bronze medals in the same division at the Asian Games (2002 in Busan, South Korea and 2006 in Doha, Qatar), and at the 2005 World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary.[3][4]

Tsogtbazaryn Enkhjargal
Personal information
Full nameTsogtbazaryn Enkhjargal
NationalityMongolia Mongol
Born (1981-04-06) 6 April 1981 (age 39)
Erdenebüren sum, Khovd aimag,
Mongolia
Height1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)
Weight48 kg (106 lb)
Sport
SportWrestling
StyleFreestyle
ClubZamchin Wrestling Club
CoachSe Dubcin

Enkhjargal made her official debut for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where she placed second in the preliminary pool of the women's 48 kg class, against France's Angélique Berthenet, and Guinea-Bissau's Leopoldina Ross. Tsogtbazar, however, lost to Germany's Brigitte Wagner in the quarterfinal match, with a score of 0–3.[5]

Four years after competing in her last Olympics, Enkhjargal qualified for her second Mongolian team, as a 27-year-old, at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by claiming the gold medal in the flyweight division from the 2007 Asian Wrestling Championships in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.[6] Enkhjargal received a bye for the second preliminary round of the women's 48 kg class, before she was pinned by Ukrainian wrestler and Olympic bronze medalist Iryna Merleni.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Tsogtbazaryn Enkhjargal". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  2. ^ Abbott, Gary (14 September 2011). "World Championships preview in women's freestyle wrestling at 48 kg/105.5 lbs". The Mat. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Ren Xueceng wins China's first gold at world wrestling championships". Xinhua News Agency. People's Daily. 29 September 2005. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  4. ^ "S. Korea takes its first medal in women's wrestling". Yonhap. 11 December 2006. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Women's Freestyle 48kg". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Yoshida, Hamaguchi win golds at Asian Wrestling Championships". Wrestle Girl. 10 May 2007. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Women's Freestyle 48kg (105.5 lbs) Round of 16 Final". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 24 January 2013.

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