Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Paris Grand Slam 2017 is to take place this weekend. Mongolia will be represented by 13 judokas, although 19 judokas were registered to take part in the Grand Slam.
A total of 431 athletes, 270 male and 161 female, from 60 countries have been registered to participate in the Grand Slam in Paris, to be organized under the revised rule of International Judo Federation.
Women judokas from Mongolia are World Champion M.Urantsetseg (48 kg), who is currently leading the IJF rank, L.Sosorbaram (52 kg), B.Mungunchimeg (63 kg), B.Gankhaich (63 kg), O.Javzmaa (78+ kg) and E.Gandiimaa (78+ kg), and men are B.Amartuvshin (60 kg), J.Amarbold (60 kg), G.Kherlen (66 kg), B.Erkhembayar (66 kg), N.Khadbaatar (73 kg), N.Dagvasuren (81 kg) and G.Altanbagana (90 kg).
The team is coached by Kh.Erdenet-Od. He is a retired judoka, who brought the first medal for women from Mongolia in the world championships, having won the bronze medal in 2005 Judo World Championships in Cairo.