The National Weightlifting Championship was held in Baruun-Urt soum of Sukhbaatar Province from March 11 to 12. Over 180 weightlifters of 18 teams competed in 14 weight categories.
This year’s championship aimed to promote weightlifting in rural areas, improve athletes’ experience and support athletes that will compete in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
During the tournament, International Sports Master U.Chagnaadorj broke the youth national record for snatch, and clean and jerk in the men’s 62 kg. He lifted 111 kg in the snatch and 140 kg in the clean and jerk.
Ch.Nyamzul broke the youth and adult national record in the women’s 48 kg. She lifted 69 kg in the snatch and 106 kg in the clean and jerk.
Ch.Nyamzul (women’s 48 kg), B.Zolboo (52 kg) and B.Erdenetuya (58 kg) have qualified for the title of International Sports Master. Athlete A.Amartugs became a Sports Master in the men’s 94 kg category.
In the team result, Avragch Sports Committee won gold medal in the men’s category. They were followed by Khuch Sports Committee and Khilchin Sports Committee. In the women’s category, Aldar Sports Committee won first place, and was followed by Khilchin and Avragch.