World’s top shoot­ers to gather in Mon­go­lia for tour­na­ment ded­i­cated to D.Munkhba­yar

The UB Post - - SPORTS & CULTURE -

Twenty-five years ago (July 27, 1992), Mon­go­lian shooter D.Munkhba­yar won bronze medal in the women’s 25-me­ter pis­tol event of Barcelona 1992 Sum­mer Olympic Games in Spain, bring­ing Mon­go­lia’s first Olympic medal in shoot­ing.

On the oc­ca­sion of the 25th an­niver­sary, the Mon­go­lian Na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee, Sports and Women Com­mis­sion, the Mon­go­lian Shoot­ing Fed­er­a­tion and Mon­go­lian Sports Press Union are jointly or­ga­niz­ing the in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ment to pay re­spect to Olympic bronze medal­ist and two-time World cham­pion D.Munkhba­yar.

The tour­na­ment will be held on Septem­ber 17 in Ulaan­baatar.

World’s top rank­ing shoot­ers have been in­vited to the tour­na­ment, in­clud­ing Olympic and world cham­pi­ons Maria Grozdeva (Bul­garia), Yasna Sekarich (Ser­bia), Nina Saluk­wadze (Ge­or­gia), Olympic sil­ver and world bronze medal­ist O.Gun­deg­maa (Mon­go­lia).

A photo ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing D.Munkhba­yar and O.Gun­deg­maa’s spec­tac­u­lar mo­ments dur­ing in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ments will be un­veiled at Blue Moon Art Gallery from Septem­ber 16 to 18 in re­la­tion to the tour­na­ment.

D.Munkhba­yar an­nounced her re­tire­ment in 2016.

As a State Hon­ored Ath­lete, D.Munkhba­yar be­came a cit­i­zen of Ger­many af­ter com­pet­ing in the 2000 Sum­mer Olympic Games in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia.

Af­ter that, she se­cured her sec­ond Olympic bronze medal for Ger­many at the Bei­jing 2008 Sum­mer Olympics.

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