Only, four months remain before the opening of the 31st Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Around the world, Olympic qualification competitions are underway in numerous sporting categories.
Currently, Mongolian athletes have qualified for 21 Olympic categories. The details are as follows: nine qualified in free wrestling (male-5, female-4), one in archery (1 male), and three in shooting (all women), four in the marathon (male-2; female-2) and four in boxing (all men).
In addition, one man and one woman will travel to Rio, in order to participate in the swimming category, bringing the total Mongolian contestants to 23.
It is anticipated that the full Mongolian judo squad is also likely to qualify. Furthermore, there are still possibilities for our athletes to qualify in free wrestling, boxing, weight lifting, archery, taekwondo and cycling.
It looks as if the Mongolia may have a large complement of athletes traveling to the 2016 Olympics – possibly up to 40 sportsmen and women. In previous Olympics, such as London-2012 and Beijing 2008, Mongolia was represented by 29 sportsmen.