Mind athletes win int’l tournament in Malaysia
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Athletes from the Mongolian Intellectual Academy coached by B.Baasandorj successfully competed in an international open tournament for mind sports held last weekend in Penang, Malaysia.
This tournament was attended by 97 athletes of eight countries, who competed in ten kinds of mind contests in three age categories.
The Mongolian team captured 22 medals. Among the athletes, B.Bat-Erdene set the world new record in the “Abstract images” contest in the children’s division, while B.Shijir-Erdene IM won the competitions with most points in the junior category.
In last five years, Mongolian mind athletes collected 504 medals from World Championships and other biggest international tournaments. Five athletes and their coach are having training now for taking part in the Extreme Memory Tournament of top 24 athletes of the world, which will be held on June 24-26 in San Diego, USA.