Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Mongolian male judo wrestlers won first place in the second Chinggis Khan World Cup IJF Qualification Event for the Mongolian Judo Federation in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics. The tournament was held on July 24 and 25, 2010 under the auspices of His Excellency Mr. Tsakhia Elbegdorj, the President of Mongolia. Oyu Tolgoi sponsored this key sporting event for 20,000,000 MNT.
156 wrestlers from 19 countries including Japan, South Korea, USA, Russia, Czech, Kazakhstan, DPRK, Armenia, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Belgium, Iran and Mongolia participated in the tournament. The Mongolian team included Tuvshinbayar Naidan, the 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medal winner, and has won five gold, three silver and 12 bronze medals.
Mr. Keith Marshall, President and CEO of Oyu Tolgoi LLC, said: “Wrestling has been an essential part of Mongolia’s tradition and culture. We are proud to support various projects that promote Mongolian athletes and encourage youngsters to become interested in sports. The second Chinggis Khan World Cup was truly an international event with the presence of wrestlers from 19 countries. Mongolians have shown their capacity for winning as a team. We are planning to continue our commitment to the sports.”
About Oyu Tolgoi LLC (www.ot.mn)
Oyu Tolgoi LLC, Mongolia's largest copper and gold mining company, is a strategic partnership between the Government of Mongolia, Turquoise Hill Resources and Rio Tinto. Located in the South Gobi, Oyu Tolgoi commenced shipment of product to customers in July 2013. Oyu Tolgoi is managed by Rio Tinto, which is investing global expertise and cutting-edge technology to help develop Mongolia’s mining industry and ensure Oyu Tolgoi is one of the world’s most advanced mines. For Oyu Tolgoi, nothing matters more than safety. The business operates under the principle that if a job cannot be done safely, it will not be done at all.