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Mongolian Munkhbat Urantsetseg is the most stable judoka U48kg

27 Dec 2017 12:55

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She is almost ten years fighting internationally. Mongolian World Ranking leader Munkhbat Urantsetseg is the World Champion of 2013 Olympic number five of Rio. This year in Budapest she reached the World Championships final U48kg but finished with silver.

In 2014 she became World number one, almost a year after her world title. She made her World Championships debut in 2009 in Rotterdam but had no name in judo. In 2010 she started winning her first World Cup event in Tashkent but since 2012 she was really on the map with a bronze medal in Paris. She repeated that bronze in 2013 followed by a victory in Oberwart and Ulaanbaatar. In Rio she took the World title, the first ever for a woman in Mongolia. Munkhbat became a judo hero, although not of the status of Naidan who captured the Olympic title for his country in 2008 and silver in London in 2012.

At the Grand Slam in Paris she always finishes close in the top and collected six medals, only in 2015 she won it but was in the final four times in a row, also this year. She captured gold in Tashkent, her only gold medal but medals in Hohhot, The Hague and a good finish in December with silver in Tokyo and bronze at the Masters secured her end of the year bonus and defended her World leading status that she regained in September this year.

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  • Urantsetseg Munkhbat (MGL) - World Championships Budapest (2017, HUN) - © Oliver Sellner
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