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Mongolian trio Davaadorj, Nyamsuren and Battulga switch to UAE
18 Feb 2018 12:50
Three Mongolian athletes make a remarkable switch and not the least. Former World number one Davaadorj Tumurkhuleg and Grand Slam Paris winner will switch to the United Arab Emirates.
Also Nyamsuren Dagvasuren who won bronze at the Grand Slam in Tokyo will join Davaadorj. Heavyweight and Olympian for Mongolian Temuulen Battulga is the third man to switch to the UAE.
Possible in March they want to compete for the Emirates. If they won’t make that deadline the aim is to compete in May.
The United Arab Emirates previously made a major enquiry taking up a Moldovan team into the UAE. A successful move that delivered Victor Scvortov, Ivan Remarenco won World Championships medals and Sergiu Toma won Olympic bronze in Rio. All athletes came from Moldova. With these strong Mongolian athletes the UAE anticipates again on the ‘market’ and opportunities in a country where there is a lot of competition.
Davaadorj Tumurkhuleg is currently ranked 17th in the World U66kg but has Ganbold ad Dovdon for him. Nyamsuren Dagvasuren is even ranked 7th in the world U81kg, close to Uuganbaatar Otgonbaatar (5th). This category has relatively not much competition in Mongolia. Temuulen Battulga (22) faces the competition of Duurenbayar Ulziibayar (14).
Profile Tumurkhuleg Davaadorj
Mongolian judoka Davaadorj Tumurkhuleg won various events such as the Grand Prix in 2015 in Mongolia. Davaadorj took the world #1 position U66kg and was double medallist at World Junior Championships. Davaadorj won the Asian Games in 2014 in Incheon. He won the Grand Slam of Paris in 2015. He finished 7th at the 2016 Olympic Games. He won 30 World Cup medals.
Profile Dagvasuren Nyamsuren
Dagvasuren Nyamsuren of Mongolia wins World Cup medals since 2012. He won bronze at the Grand Prix Jeju in 2014 and Grand Prix medals in 2015 in Tbilisi and Ulaanbaatar. Nyamsuren won Asian Games bronze U81kg in 2014. He won the Grand Prix Ulaanbaatar in 2016. He took bronze at the Grand Prix in Qingdao in 2016. He captured silver at the Grand Prix in Tashkent in 2017 and bronze at the Grand Slam in Tokyo in 2017.
Profile Temuulen Battulga
Temuulen Battulga won bronze at the World Junior Championships in 2008. He won three bronze Asian Championships. Battulga won the World Cup in Ulaanbaatar three times and Tashkent in 2014. He collected 19 World Cup medals such as silver at the Grand Slam in Paris in 2013 and bronze in 2012. He was flag bearer for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. He took bronze at the Grand Slam in Ekaterinburg in 2017.
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