Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mongolian Men's & Women's Teams

The men's team mostly has the usual suspects but noticeably missing from the line-up is Tumurkhuleg Davaadorj. In his place at -66kg is lesser-known Kherlen Ganbold who last won IJF World Tour gold medals in 2012 and 2013. Granted, Davaadorj hasn't been on form lately but he is far more accomplished and experienced. It's a bit of surprise to see him left out. Mongolia is sending two players each for the -60kg and +100kg divisions. Their national hero, Olympic ChampionTuvshinbayar Naidan, now already 33, is still competing but at +100kg. Can he take on Riner?

Mongolia is not sending a full women's team. They are not sending anyone at -78kg but will have two representatives each at -57kg and -63kg.

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