Mongolian basketball team seizes bronze at Kes Basket 2016


Ireedui School Complex’s boys’ basketball team Shonkhor scored a bronze medal in the Kes Basket 2016, held in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

The bronze medal match took place last Saturday and Shonkhor played against the Novosibirsk team. Mongolia defeated Novosibirsk 71:57.

Player of Shonkhor Kh.Tsogtsaikhan was named the Best Player of the tournament, and D.Otgonbaatar became the Best Shooting Guard.

Mongolia takes part in the Kes Basket every year, but hasn’t won any medals before. This year, Mongolia seized a bronze medal for the first time.

The Physical Training and Sports Department of Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar Mayor’s Office, Mongolian National Basketball Association, and TLG-13 NGO jointly organized the Student’s League basketball tournament in nine districts of Ulaanbaatar. Over 52,638 students from 112 general education schools competed in the three age categories.

In the boys’ senior category, Shonkhor team of Ireedui School Complex, coached by D.Lkhagva, won first place. Girls’ team of School No.3, coached by B.Deleg, won a gold medal in the girls’ senior category.

Winners of the senior category won rights to compete in the Kes Basket 2016.