Day 1 of the Ulaanbaatar Grand Slam 2022 sees Japan and Mongolia on prime kind

Judo returned to Mongolia as Ulaanbaatar hosted its first ever Grand Slam occasion. For Day 1 of the Competitors, each Mongolia and Japan stand tied with two gold medals every.

Within the ladies’s underneath 48kg program, Japan took its first gold medal of the match as reigning World Champion Natsumi Tsunoda continued her successful streak by defeating native favourite Ganbaatar Narantsetseg.

IJF Vice-President and EJU President Dr Laszlo Toth was available to award the medals.

Within the -60kg class, there was extra Gold for Japan as Ryuju Nagayama was on hearth all day. Within the closing, he defeated Olympic Silver Medallist Yang Yung Wei together with his typical model of attacking Judo.

He was awarded his medals by Director Normal of the World Martial Arts Masterships Committee Dr Sung-Min Kang.

Within the -52kg class, Uzbekistan’s Diyora Keldiyorova executed some sensible Judo all through the day, to win her second grand slam Gold.

She was awarded her medals by Bulgan Province Governor Mr Ariun-Erdene Batbayar.

It was an all Mongolian closing within the -66kg class, and each the fighters placed on a present for the adoring public. It was Erkhembayar Battogtokh who emerged victorious by beating his fellow countryman Sod-Erdene Gunjinlkham.

The medals had been awarded by Chairman of the State Committee for Bodily Tradition and Sports activities in Mongolia Mr Jargalsaikhan Dorjsuren.

Battogtokh said that the way forward for the game was on the forefront of his thoughts: “I’m very comfortable as a result of plenty of kids begin now doing Judo, we’re creating Judo in Mongolia, and within the crowd right now there have been many, many kids and it was so nice”

There was extra delight for Mongolia as the ultimate Gold Medal of the day went to Enkhriilen Lkhagvatogoo, within the ladies’s -57kg class.

She was awarded the gold medal by IJF EC Member Ms Erdenet-Od Khishigbat.

“It felt like each cheer, each applause gave me an enormous power enhance”, said Lkhagvatogoo. “It was a completely new feeling because it was a grand slam at residence, the Ulaanbaatar grand slam!”

With {qualifications} starting for the Paris 2024 Olympics, the native staff made certain to present the excited followers lots to cheer for all through the primary day of the Grand Slam. Their unorthodox Judo model, combined with their power and agility make Mongolia a nation to maintain an in depth eye on on this new Olympic cycle.

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