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