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BATMUNKH Ganbold
Sport Para cross-country
NPC Mongolia   
GenderMen
Age30
Height1.67 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW6
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Bolorchimeg, 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 [national, personal], MGL, from 2013
Senior 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 flag bearer for Mongolia at the opening ceremonies of the Paralympic Winter Games in 2014, 2018, and 2022. (olympics.com, 05 Mar 2022; pyeongchang2018.com, 09 Mar 2018; paralympic.org, 07 Mar 2014)

He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Mongolia. (mnb.mn, 27 Feb 2022)
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
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has also studied at the Mongolian National Institute of Physical Education in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
14 2014 20km Classic Style - Standing 1:11:08.3 
25 2014 1km Sprint Freestyle - Standing 4:37.76
31 2014 10km Freestyle - Standing 31:42.8
16 2018 20km Freestyle - Standing 58:27.4
Qualification 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Standing 4:24.50
14 2018 10km Classic Style - Standing 30:10.1
12 2022 20km Classic Style - Standing 1:11:32.8
Qualification 2022 Sprint Freestyle - Standing 3:15.1
21 2022 12.5km Freestyle - Standing 50:39.7
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
18 2012/2013 20km - Standing 1:12:53.2
17 2014/2015 20km - Standing 1:00:13.6
15 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Standing  
17 2014/2015 10km - Standing 31:47.9
11 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Standing  
9 2016/2017 20km - Standing 1:02:15.4
20 2016/2017 10km - Standing 27:19.1
9 2018/2019 10km Freestyle - Standing 32:39.5
11 2018/2019 Sprint Freestyle - Standing  
9 2018/2019 20km Classic Style - Standing 1:12:00.8
12 2021/2022 12.5km Classic Style - Standing 43:20.1
13 2021/2022 20km Freestyle - Standing 49:15.4
15 2021/2022 Sprint Classic Style - Standing