London 2012: Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan's road to Olympics

Badar Uugan Enkhbatyn


Tue 15 May 12: Despite boxer Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan's failure to qualify for London 2012,

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Mongolians are increasingly playing 'new' sports like boxing and football

"After the Games people became more interested in a range of sports," says Badar-Uugan of his gold medal at the Beijing Games.

"They started to realise it's possible to win a gold in the Olympics. It's down to you, you are the one who can achieve success."

Sat 24 Mar 12: Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan will not compete at the London Olympics. The bantamweight boxer will miss out on the Olympic qualification event due to a back injury.


Thu 8 Jul 11: After struggling all year with injury, boxer Badar-Uugan made a return to competitive boxing at the Republic of Kazakhstan President's Cup. He reached the semi-finals of the featherweight category (57kg), losing out to the Russian Madi Sholakov.


Tue 10 Aug 10: World Olympic Dreams met up with Mongolia's boxing hero Badar-Uugan Enkhbatyn at his training base in Ulan Bator.

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Mongolian boxer Badar Uugan Enkhbatyn eyes second Olympic gold.

Talking about how he got into the sport, he said: "I used to get into fights all the time. But then my father told me to channel that aggression into something more useful."

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