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Khashbaatar Tsagaanbaatar

  • Sport: Olympic Judo
  • Nation: Mongolia
  • Discipline: 66 kg
  • Notes: Born March 19, 1984. ... Took the bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, competing in the 60kg extra-lightweight class and winning Mongolia's first Olympic medal in any sport since 1996. ... Has mostly fought in the 66 kg half-lightweight class recently, but has still been successful, winning gold medals at the Asian Games in 2006 and at the New York Open last year. ... Also took fifth place at the 2007 world championships in Brazil, and second at the Asian championships in 2007 and 2008. ... The "baatar" that appears twice in his name - and also appears in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia - means "hero" in Mongolian. ... Is hoping to become the first Mongolian athlete to win gold at the Olympics in any sport.
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