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Mongolian 2012 Olympic medallist Sainjargal Nyam-Ochir retires

16 Jan 2017 12:45

 Mongolian Judo Federation    David Finch /
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2012 Olympic bronze medallist Sainjargal Nyam-Ochir announced to retire. He was next in the line of many retirements since the Olympic Games. Previously in his category Dex Elmont and Hiroyuki Akimoto announced to retire.

Sainjargal's retirement was announced by Mongolian judo federation at the ocassion of this weekend's National Championships: "One of the legends, national judo star Sainjargal NYAM-OCHIR has announced that he is ending his athlete career. He was a very successful judoka in our team with olympic bronze medal from London, bronze medal from Astana World Championships, Asian champion, Grand Slam winner, Masters winner and he has got a medal collection from every competition. Behalf of the fans we are wishing him very best and successful upcoming years. Thank you for everything you have done to #judomongolia"
Sainjargal won bronze at the 2015 World Championships in Astana. He won the Masters in 2013 and booked six other major tournament victories in Düsseldorf, Sao Paulo, Ulaanbaatar (2x), Tashkent and his biggest in Paris in 2012. He competed at World Chapmpinoships since 2007 and he was World Ranking leader in 2013.


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