Mongolia at the 2018 Winter Paralympics

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Mongolia sent people to compete at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Ganbold Batmunkh (Mongolian: Б.Ганболд) will compete in para-Nordic skiing. He qualified by competing at the Para Nordic Skiing World Cup.

Team[change | change source]

In November 2017, Ganbold Batmunkh (Mongolian: Б.Ганболд) was invited to go to the 2018 Winter Paralympics.[1]

The table below contains the list of members of people (called "Team Mongolia") that will be participating in the 2018 Games.

Team Mongolia
Name Sport Gender Classification Events ref
Ganbold Batmunkh (Mongolian: Б.Ганболд) para-Nordic skiing male standing cross country skiing [1][2][3]

Russian doping scandal[change | change source]

15 National Paralympic Committees and the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation signed a letter expressing support for the National Paralympic Committee of Russia in August 2017.  The countries included Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Laos, Moldova, Mongolia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Montenegro, and South Korea.  They asked the IPC Governing Board to consider letting Russia compete at the 2018 Winter Paralympics.  The letter was signed weeks before the IPC Governing Board met in Abu Dhabi.[4] In September 2017, this decision was reviewed and upheld. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) still had concerns about doping in Russian sport. All the conditions the IPC required of the Russians were not met.[5]

Para-Nordic skiing[change | change source]

Batmunkh competed at the 2014 Winter Paralympics.  His best finish was fourteenth.  This was in the 20km Classic Style - Standing race.  He had a time of 1:11:08.3.  His best finish at the World Championships was in 2017.  He finished ninth in the 20km - Standing.  He had a result of 1:02:15.4. [2] In September 2017, Batmunkh went to a World Cup in Germany.[3] He already had 130 World Cup points. Fifth of those points were in the 2017/2018 season. These points made it possible for him to go to the Paralympics.[3] Batmunkh is coached by J. Dondo (Mongolian: Ж.Дондогийн) .[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 ""Пёнчан-2018" олимпийн наадмын тасалбар худалдаанд гарчээ". (in Mongolian). 16 November 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "BATMUNKH Ganbold". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 (8 September 2017). "Б.Ганболд пара цанын ДАШТ-д оролцохоор эх орноосоо мордлоо". Arslan (in Mongolian). Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  4. "Paralympic committees boost Russia's bid to be reinstated in time for PyeongChang 2018". Play the Game. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  5. "Зборную Расіі адхілілі ад удзелу ў Паралімпійскіх гульнях — 2018". Наша Ніва (in Belarusian). Retrieved 18 February 2018.