The UB Post

Asian Para Games update

- By R.UNDARIYA

The Asian Para Games is taking place in Jakarta, Indonesia from October 6 to 13. Forty Mongolian athletes are competing nine events at the Asian Para Games, where a total of 3,656 athletes are competing for 556 sets of medals in 18 sports...

T he Asian Para Games is taking place in Jakarta, Indonesia from October 6 to 13. Forty Mongolian athletes are competing nine events at the Asian Para Games, where a total of 3,656 athletes are competing for 556 sets of medals in 18 sports.

ARCHERY

B.Oyun-Erdene has made it into the semi finals in archery. She is the only female para athlete from Mongolia in archery. In the preliminar­y shootings, she placed fifth. The finale shootings of the games took place in October 11.

TRACK AND FIELD

The sport of track and field consists of athletic contests on the skills of running, jumping and throwing. E.Unurmaa won silver medal in hammer throwing on October 10. In this category, Chinese athletes won both gold and bronze medals. The throwing distance of the Mongolian athlete was 6.09 m, where Chinese athlete Phen Ju won with a throw distance of 7.17 m.

A total of eight athletes competed in the event, where another Mongolian athlete, D.Saruultugs, place seventh with a throw distance of 5.81 m. The para track and field events will continue until October 12, where Mongolia will represente­d by E.Unurmaa and G.Tsogtgerel.

JUDO

On October 8, A.Munkhbat won a bronze medal in the men’s 66 kg division, acquiring the first medal in Mongolia’s name. Additional­ly, this is the third medal that he won from the games. A.Munkhbat previously participat­ed in Guangzhou 2010, Rio 2016 Paralympic­s and took part in the World Trophy Games last year.

SHOOTING

In the para shooting or R1 category event took place on October 8 and 9, G.Ganbaatar and D.Songokhbay­ar represente­d Mongolia. G.Ganbaatar placed 15th with 547 points, while D.Songokhbay­ar was listed 26th with 521 points. A total of 27 athletes took part in the competitio­n.

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