M.TSANLIG WINS VETERAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sports Master of Mongolia M.Tsanlig became world champion in the men’s 130 kg category of Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2017 Veteran World Championships currently taking place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Some 600 veteran wrestlers from 41 countries are competing in the 19th Veteran World Championships, which will end on October 14.
Mongolia’s M.Tsanlig had a bye in the first round, and defeated Heikki Janne Haarakangas of Finland 8-0 in the second round.
Afterwards, he overpowered Ivan Matekovic of Croatia 5-0 in the third round.
M.Tsanlig reached gold medal after beating India’s Narender Singh and an Iranian wrestler.
Mongolian athletes Ch.Purevbayar and International Sports Master D.Ganbat came in fifth places in the men’s 78 kg and 88 kg divisions of GrecoRoman wrestling.
Mongolian team at the 2017 Veteran World Championships