Khilchin Altain Bars reign supreme in the boys’ event.
Bangkok, Thailand, November 18, 2020 – Khilchin Altain Bars and Enacoree brought the curtain down on the 2020 Mongolian Youth (U21) National Volleyball Championships with remarkable success in respective boys and girls’ events.
Enacoree capture gold medal in the girls’ event.
The Championships kicked off at Amgalan Sport Arena in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on November 2 and came to a fruitful conclusion on November 8. A total of 21 teams across Mongolia including 12 boys’ and 9 girls’ teams, split into Group A and B in both categories, took part in the one-week event.
In the Boys’ competition, Khilchin Altain Bars underlined their supremacy following their epic 3-2 win over Megastars in the final showdown. It was Khilchin Altain Bars’ fourth title in the Championships including three in a row (2013, 2014 and 2015). To repeat their feat this time, they have to wait for five years.
Megastars found the going tough as they succumbed to defeats for three consecutive finals in 2018, 2019 and 2020 to return with silver medal for three times in succession.
Megastars take silver medal in the boys’ event.
Uurkhaichin claim bronze medal in the boys’ event.
Uurkhaichin, three-time National League champions and whose players’ average age is 17, picked up bronze, their first medal in the Championships, following their dramatic 3-1 victory over Umnugovi in the third-place playoff.
Individual awards have also been presented in the closing ceremony on November 8, with Ankh-Erdene S (Uurkhaichin) taking Best Libero, Munkhsaikhan M (Khilchin Altain Bars) Best Setter, Nyamsukh S (Megastars) Best Spiker and Munkhsaikhan B (Khilchin Altain Bars) the pick of the bunch for MVP. The Best Coach Award went to Munkhbayar A (Khilchin Altain Bars).
Nyamsukh S (Megastars) in action.
Nyamsukh S (Megastars), who wins the Best Spiker.
In the girls’ category, Enacoree powered past Khilchin in straight sets in the final clash to capture the eventual crown, while Hobby Ace outclassed Erchim in straight sets in the third-place playoff to grab bronze medal.
Khilchin take silver medal in the girls’ event.
Hobby Ace claim bronze in the girls’ event.
Enacoree proved to be the strongest team to be reckoned with in the Championships as they have already clinched the title four times in a row in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Despite a second-place finish, Khilchin still had something to be proud of as they have advanced to four finals this year, two of which they claimed gold and silver in the remaining two.
Tsedevnambar Ts (Altain Bars) sits on the floor with both legs extended.
Khilchin first picked up silver in the National Championship from September 13 to 20. Later, they improved performance and boosted their good fortunes to capture gold at the U19 National Championship between September 13 and 20.
Khilchin flexed their muscles to dominate the U16 National Championship from October 21 to 27, but lost their touch to claim silver at the recent Youth National Championship during November 2 and 8.
Anujin D (Enacoree) wins Best Setter Award.
In the awards presentation on November 8, Enkhtuul M (Khilchin), the 18-year-old regarded as one of the best young liberos of Mongolia, took the Best Libero as expected, while Anujin D (Enacoree), who has won the second Best Setter in 2018, proved her talent to win the Best Setter.
The Best Spiker Award went to Nomin N (Hobby Ace), with Bulgantamir S (Enacoree) taking MVP Award for two successive years. The 21-year-old team captain also took the MVP Award in the 2019 National League.
Bulgantamir S (Enacoree) wins MVP Award.
Meanwhile, the Best Coach Award was presented to Kherlen B (Enacoree), while the Best Referee went to Uuganchimeg G.
Players winning Individual Awards
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