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Ganbold Batmunkh

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW6

Further personal information

Family
Partner Bolorchimeg, two children Dulguunulzii and Tsetsengoo
Residence
Ulaanbaatar, MGL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mongolian
Higher education
Engineering - Mongolian National University: Ulaanbaatar, MGL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para cross-country skiing in 2013 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Why this sport?
He has always been interested in skiing.
Name of coach
Dashdondog Jalsrai, MGL, from 2013

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Mongolia

General interest

Nicknames
Ganuukhai ['Strong', given to him by his cousin]. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Hobbies
Fishing. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing ninth in the standing 20km classic event at the world championships in 2017 and 2019. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Coach Dashdondog Jalsrai. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Finnish cross-country skier Iivo Niskanen. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Take it easy and everything is possible." (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Awards and honours
He was named Mongolia's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (IPC Entries, 04 Mar 2022)

He was chosen as Mongolia's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He also had the same honour at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018; paralympic.org, 07 Mar 2014)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Mongolia. (montsame.mn, 22 Oct 2021)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Impairment
In 2005 he sustained injuries that resulted in the amputation of his left arm. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022; Instagram profile, 18 Jan 2022)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
He has also studied at the Mongolian National Institute of Physical Education in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2013-02-27 18
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 20 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-10 14
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Qualification 2014-03-12 25
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 31
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Race 1 2015-01-25 17
Men's Sprint - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-28 15
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-31 17
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-12 11
Men's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2017-02-16 9
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-19 20
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 20km Free Standing Final 2018-03-12 16
Men's 1.5km Sprint Classic Standing Final 2018-03-14 14
Men's 10km Classic Standing Final 2018-03-17 14
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2019-02-17 9
Men's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2019-02-18 11
Men's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2019-02-24 9