The Mongolian Bodybuilding Fitness Federation announced that Ulaanbaatar will host the ninth World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships from October 3 to 9, 2017, during a press conference this week.
The championships are expected to attract over 1,000 athletes from 61 countries.
During the press conference, the federation announced the appointment of its new president G.Anarkhuu, who is director of Octopus Consulting LLC.
Former mayor of Ulaanbaatar E.Bat-Uul was the previous president of the federation.
G.Anarkhuu said, “It is not easy to lead a federation. I talked with sports experts and my family before I took on this job. I am planning to do a lot of work in order to intensify the federation’s activity. The most important thing is to pay attention to athletes. Bodybuilding and fitness athletes are currently competing in the eighth World Championships. I believe that they will be successful. The year of 2017 will be very important for us because Mongolia will host the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships. I love sports. I like playing football. I used to play for Ulaanbaatar’s Unaganuud FC. I know the taste of victory and defeat. I will do my best.”
Mongolia at World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships
A bodybuilding and fitness team comprised of 10 male and six female athletes are representing Mongolia at the 2016 World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championships, which kicked off on Tuesday in Pattaya, Thailand.
More than 600 athletes from 59 countries are competing in 36 categories of the championships.
The Mongolian team is taking part in bodybuilding, athletic, fitness, model and sport model categories.
The championships will conclude on December 5.