Mongolian top Olympian faces a criminal charge for assault www.news.mn
Mongolian prosecutors charged N.Tuvshinbayar, a two-time Olympic medalist for a drunken assault which caused a fellow wrestler in a coma in April, 2021. The prosecutors submitted the case on 1 December to the Khan-Uul District Court charging N.Tuvshinbayar with a criminal code which carries a maximum sentence of 12 years in jail.
N.Tuvshinbayar, 36, was detained for 20 days as part of an urgent operation by permission of the prosecutor.
The victim is E.Enkhbat, a fellow judoka and a close colleague of Tuvshinbayar. E.Enkhbat was hospitalised unconsciousness at the intensive care unit of the National Centre for Treatment and Research after the assault that appears to have caused serious brain damage. Shortly after that, the victim flew to South Korea for brain surgery.
Enkhbat’s career medals include a silver in the men’s under-100kg category at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Slam in Baku in Azerbaijan in 2013 and a gold in the same category at the IJF World Cup in Jeju, South Korea in 2012.
After winning the Olympic gold medal at Beijing 2008, N.Tuvshinbayar competed in the same under-100kg category at London 2012, claiming a silver medal on this occasion.
He was elected unopposed as President of the MNOC, which this year is celebrating its 65th anniversary, which occurred August last year. After the incident, N.Tuvshinbayar was removed from a position of the position.