Olympic medalists awarded the Order of Khangarid

From left: E.Sodnompiljee, B.Uugankhuu and D.Otgondalai

On October 8, the Ulaanbaatar City Council received Mongolian Olympic and Paralympic medalists and presented them the biggest prize of Ulaanbaatar, the Order of Khangarid.

Chairman of the Ulaanbaatar City Council Ts.Sandui and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar S.Batbold handed the Order of Khangarid to Olympic bronze medalist D.Otgondalai, and Paralympic bronze medalists B.Uugankhuu and E.Sodnompiljee.

Mongolia won silver and bronze medals at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics and two bronze medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Chairman of the Ulaanbaatar City Council Ts.Sandui said, “The Order of Khangarid is presented to people who made the biggest achievements of the year. Athletes who won medals at the Beijing 2008 and London 2013 Summer Olympics were awarded the Order of Khangarid. Now it’s your turn to be awarded the Order of Khangarid.”

International Sports Master D.Otgondalai said, “I was awarded the Medal of Honor of Ulaanbaatar after claiming victory at the Incheon 2014 Asian Games. I am happy that I’m being awarded the Order of Khangarid today.”

Judoka B.Uugankhuu said, “I want to thank the Ulaanbaatar authorities. Support from the state is very important to the athletes.”