M. Bukhbat appointed as a referee for Rio-2016 Olympic games


2016-05-27 14:34 GMT+8

Bukhbat Mashbat, International Judo Federation (IJF) referee has received his rights to referee Rio-2016 Summer Olympic games from IJF.

He is one of the 14 referees to referee Rio-2016 Olympic judo tournaments. Mongolia, Japan and China were selected from Asia for this responsible and honorable duty. This makes M.Bukhbat the first judo referee in Olympic games.

M.Bukhbat is the son of Ch.Mashbat, State honored sportsman, founder of female judokas in Mongolia, and he is the deputy director of Mongolian Judo Association. In the past year, M.Bukhbat refereed Astana World Championship, Grandprix tournaments.

He is to referee the last olympic qualifying "Masters" tournament that will commence today in Mexico.

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