The UB Post



Internatio­nal Sports Master of the Mongolian United Federation of Bodybuildi­ng and Fitness G.Dorj returned home after claiming a gold medal in the men’s 70 kg category of the 2017 Arnold Amateur Internatio­nal Championsh­ips bodybuildi­ng tournament, which took place in Ohio, USA from March 2 to 5.

He returned home on March 20 and general director of the Mongolian United Federation of Bodybuildi­ng and Fitness G.Ochir, vice president of the federation S.Boldbaatar and other people welcomed him at the airport.

G.Dorj spoke about his experience at the 2017 Arnold Amateur Internatio­nal Championsh­ips in the following interview.

Congratula­tions on becoming the first Mongolian bodybuilde­r to win a gold medal from the Arnold Classic events. How are you feeling?

Thank you. I am very happy for bringing Mongolia’s first winner’s cup from the competitio­n. I want to express my gratitude to everyone who supported me.

The bodybuildi­ng sport is very tough. Did you prepare well for the tournament?

Arnold Classic is one of the highest profile tournament­s in the world. Asian and world’s top athletes compete in this tournament. A total of 19 bodybuilde­rs from 18 countries competed in the men’s 70 kg category. An American bodybuilde­r was the most powerful opponent for me. I have been bodybuildi­ng for 18 years. It is very nice to see the results of my hard work.

I competed in last year’s tournament but couldn’t win a medal. I understood that my preparatio­n was incomplete at the time. This year, I prepared very hard.

What are you planning to do next?

I have a very big dream to become a profession­al athlete. I will become a profession­al athlete if I win the Arnold Classic for two years in a row.

That’s why, I am planning to prepare myself for next year’s Arnold Classic and win. I will become the very first profession­al bodybuildi­ng athlete of Mongolia if I win next year’s event.

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