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Mongolian boxers to train in Japan for 2020 Olympics

Date : 15 May 2019

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, May 15, 2019: Mongolia’s national team boxers will undergo joint-training with their Japanese counterparts in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The Mongolian Boxing Federation along with the Physical Culture and Sports Authority of Mongolia signed a cooperation agreement with representatives of Shimada city of Japan in Ulaanbataar on Tuesday.

A Japanese delegation visited the Mongolian capital with the aim of exchanging views on training for the Olympics jointly with the Mongolian national boxing team.

Under the agreement, seven male and five female boxers, three coaches, a sports physician and three researchers of the Mongolian national boxing team will be involved in joint training with the Japanese national team in Shimada from July 19-28.

These dates were decided so that the Mongolian boxers could acclimatise to the conditions in Japan in July, the month when the 2020 Summer Olympics will get underway.

A second joint training session will also be held in January.

Mongolia won one bronze medal in boxing at Rio 2016 - a bronze for Dorjnyambuugin Otgondalai in the men’s lightweight division.

Source: Mongolia News Agency

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