Dornogovi Province residents met with bronze medalist of the Rio 2016 Paralympics B.Uugankhuu on October 1 to pay honor to the judoka.
Chairman of the Dornogovi Province Council and Member of Parliament B.Delgersaikhan handed B.Uugankhuu a key to a two-room apartment in Ulaanbaatar.
The Dornogovi Province Council, the Mayor’s Office of Dornogovi Province, and local residents presented a 30 million MNT cash gift to B.Uugankhuu.
B.Uugankhuu was born in Sainshand soum of Dornogovi Province in 1991. He started training in freestyle wrestling at first but fell in love with judo at a young age. He is the second athlete of Mongolia to win a medal at the Paralympics.
B.Uugankhuu seized a bronze medal in the men’s -60 kg event of B3 classification.
He has previously won a silver medal at the Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games.