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Spectacular Mongolian teen Tsendochir Tsogtbaatar hits Havana

22 Jan 2016 13:10

   IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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One of the most appealing judoka of this moment in the category U60kg is Mongolian’s young talent Tsendochir Tsogtbaatar. The teen from won two silver medals at the last two editions of the World Junior Championships in Miami and Abu Dhabi and showed his skills with some great judo.

Tsendochir is the most exciting young talent in Mongolia but given his country’s lightweight skills he is one of four contenders for the U60kg slot at Rio 2016. Abu Dhabi where he won world silver was good for Tsendochir who also claimed silver at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in October and he started 2016 by winning the Mongolian Championships. The Mongolian lightweight hope is part of an eight-person team in Cuba and is the only U60kg fighter in their ranks which shows the faith the Mongolia Judo Association has in their new prodigy. 

Tsendochir, who competes on Friday in Havana, has a first round bye and will start his competition against Pan American Games winner Lenin Preciado (ECU).

Seeded judoka U60kg in Havana

1. SAFAROV Orkhan (AZE, WRL4): Grand Slam Abu Dhabi 2014: 1. place, Grand Slam Baku 2014: 1. place, Masters Morocco 2015: 2. place

2. LUTFILLAEV Sharafuddin (UZB, WRL7): Grand Prix Samsun 2015: 1. place, Grand Prix Tbilisi 2015: 1. place, Grand Prix Tashkent 2013: 1. place

3. KITADAI Felipe (BRA, WRL14): Pan American Seniors Championships 2015: 1. place, Panamerican Championships Guayaquil 2014: 1. place, Panamerican Championships San Jose 2013: 1. place

4. UROZBOEV Diyorbek (UZB, WRL15): Grand Slam Abu Dhabi 2015: 3. place, Grand Prix Tashkent 2014: 2. place, Grand Prix Tashkent 2015: 3. place

5. TAKABATAKE Eric (BRA, WRL16): Pan American Seniors Championships 2015: 2. place, Grand Prix Ulaanbaatar 2014: 2. place, Grand Prix Havana 2014: 2. place

6. MUSHKIYEV Ilgar (AZE, WRL17): Grand Prix Qingdao 2015: 1. place, Grand Slam Abu Dhabi 2014: 3. place, Grand Slam Tyumen 2014: 3. place

7. DAVTYAN Hovhannes (ARM, WRL19): Grand Prix Zagreb 2015: 1. place, Grand Slam Moscow 2013: 3. place, Grand Prix Qingdao 2014: 2. place

8. MCKENZIE Ashley (GBR, WRL21): Grand Slam Tyumen 2015: 2. place, European Championships Budapest 2013: 3. place, Grand Prix Havana 2014: 3. place

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