All Ethnic Mongol Wrestling Tournament
Since 2009, the associations of Mongol wrestling in Mongolia, Russia and China have started Mongol Wrestling Tournament between all ethnic Mongols. The All ethnic Mongol Wrestling Federation (AEMWF) is a non-profit organization that provides international standards and guidelines for the development of Mongol bukh for all over the world. President of AEMWF is Chinese Inner Mongolian businessman Buhee Juramt. Japanese famous sumo wrestler, 68th yokozuna Asashoryu D.Dagvadorj is honorary president of AEMWF.
Participants come from Mongolia, Tuva of Russia, Buryatia of Russia, Kalmyk of Russia, Altai of Russia, Inner Mongolia of China and Xinjiang of China to compete with each other in Khalkha Wrestling style. The first ever championship was held in Ulan Bator Mongolia in april 2009, where Chimedregzengiin Sanjaadamba, who has not gotten yet a nation title, won the tournament. In august 2009, it was held in Xiliin hot of Inner Mongolia and again Sanjaadamba won the championship, while still without a national title.
The 2010 competition took place in 15–17 July at Ulan-Ude of Buryatia, Russia. This time 2 weight categories have been created: -75 kg and +75 kg. In -75 kg division about 45 wrestlers have competed and at the 5th round top 4 were: Ivan Garmaev (Buryatia), Kh.Munkhbayar (Mongolia), M.Batmunkh (Mongolia), Seldys Mongush (Tuva). Eventually Seldys Mongush got the title on the 6th round through Kh.Munkhbayar. For the +75 kg division, there we're about the same number of competitors as in the lighter division. The top 2 where: Ch. Sanjaadamba (Lion of the Army) and D.Ragchaa (Elephant of the Nation). And again Sanjaadamba got the title, who lost in the 3rd round of this year's Naadam in Mongolia, where he failed to get a National level title.
The fourth all ethnic Mongols` wrestling tournament held in 2011 was organized in Tuva republic, Russia, where Ulsin khartsaga (State Falcon) A.Byambajav was declared as the winner.
The V all ethnic Mongols` tournament was held at the Mongolian national Asa circus, Ulan-Bator, Mongolia on November 04, 2012 that aimed to introduce and promote Mongolian traditional wrestling for its consecutive fourth year. In the 5th all ethnic Mongols` wrestling tournament, Ulsiin zaan (State Elephant) Ch.Sanjaadamba won the tournament in +85 kg weight category, where Ulsin nachin (State Falcon)Erdenebileg Enkhbat was runner-up. In the -85 kg category, a Bulgan aimag resident, Aimagiin arslan (Aimag Lion) Delgesrsaikhan Amarsaikhan took the first place followed by Uvurkhagngai resident wrestler an Aimgiin Arslan (Aimag Falcon) Orgodol Tumendemberel. The winners of each categories were awarded with 7 million MNT, runner-ups with 4 million MNT, and the third fourth place wrestlers were granted with 1.5 million MNT respectively.
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