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Rio 2016 medalists Otgondalai and Sumiya honored with Mongolian 'BurteChono' Awards

Silver medallist Mongolia's Sumiya Dorjsuren celebrates on the podium of the women's -57kg judo contest of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Photo: Getty Images)

ULAANBAATAR, January 18, 2017 – The Mongolian National Olympic Committee (MNOC) presented the BurteChono awards and selected nation’s top athletes, coaches of 2016 in the sport sector.

Otgondalai Dorjnyambuu and Sumiya Dorjsuren were awarded the Best of the Best Male and Female athlete of the year 2016 respectively while Erdenet-Od.Kh was awarded the Best of the Best Coach of the year prize according to the members’ observation of the Mongolian Sport News Agency.

Aside from these three nominations, the Best Team and Best Young Athlete of the year were also named by the Mongolian Sport News Agency and selected based on the votes of 73 journalists who took part in the vote.

“BurteChono” awards went to following atheletes, coaches and teams.

BEST OF THE BEST MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR:

OTGONDALAI.D /boxing/ Bronze medalist of “Rio-2016”, Gold Medalist of Olympic Qualifying Tournament

BEST OF THE BEST FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR:

SUMIYA.D /judo/ Silver medalist of “Rio-2016”, Champion of Asian Championship, Champion of “Masters” tournament, Leading athlete of world ranking

BEST OF THE BEST COACH OF THE YEAR:

ERDENET-OD.KH /judo/

BEST MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR:

SODNOMPILJEE.E /parapowerlifting/ Bronze medal from Rio 2016, Paralympics games. UUGANKHUU.B /parajudo/ Bronze medal from Rio 2016, Paralympics games

BEST FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR:

OTGONTSETSEG.D /freestyle wrestling/ Bronze medal from World Championship, Champion of Asia ANKHTSETSEG.M /Weightlifting/ 8th place of “Rio-2016”, Champion of Asia, Champion of Youth Championship of the world

BEST COACH OF THE YEAR:

BAZARSUREN.CH /para judo/ BATSUREN.D /boxing/

BEST TEAM OF THE YEAR:

3х3 student top team of Basketball/Silver medal from student world championship/

BEST JUNIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR:

TEGSHBAYAR.B /scratch race/ Champion of Junior World Championship

BEST OF THE BEST FEDERATION OF THE YEAR:

Judo federation of Mongolia

BEST FEDERATION OF THE YEAR:

Chess federation of Mongolia Boxing federation of Mongolia

BEST PRESIDENT OF THE YEAR:

Battulga.Kh /Judo federation of Mongolia/

BEST SECRETARY OF THE YEAR:

Yoroolbat.G /Gymnastics federation of Mongolia/

BEST REFEREE OF THE YEAR

Bukhbat.M /Judo federation of Mongolia/

BEST SPORT MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Khosbayar.B /Fencing federation of Mongolia /

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