Paralympic Winter Games
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Mongolia: Five facts on the Sochi 2014 Paralympics

The Asian country’s strength will lie in cross-country skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. 02 Feb 2014
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Javzmaa Byambasuren of Mongolia competes in the Women's Individual Recurve - Standing class at London 2012

Javzmaa Byambasuren of Mongolia competes in the Women's Individual Recurve - Standing class at London 2012

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• Mongolia has never won a medal at either the Paralympic Winter Games or the Olympic Winter Games.

• Mongolia's strongest Paralympic and Olympic winter sport is cross-country skiing.

• At the Solleftea 2013 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships, Mongolia had two men in the top 25 in the men's cross-country standing 20km event. Ganbold Batmunkh finished 18th and Dugersuren Ganbaatar came 22nd.

• This represented a slight improvement over the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, in which Mongolia had four results between 24th and 30th in cross-country skiing.

• At the Paralympic Summer Games, Mongolia has won one medal – gold to Baatarjav Dambadondog in the men's archery recurve standing competition in 2008.

Athletes:

Nordic skiing

Ganbold BATMUNKH

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