Dornogovi residents gift a home to Paralympic medalist B.Uugankhuu


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.

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B.Uugankhuu arriving in Sainshand

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.