Sunday, August 24, 2008
Mongolian Second Gold Medal
A Mongolian athlete earned the country's second gold medal yesterday evening in a decisive bantamweight bout against a Cuban boxer. The celebrations Sunday evening were somewhat muted in comparison to the first gold medal, but thousands of people still made the most of the celebratory mood in Ulaanbaatar. Another Mongolian boxer also earned Mongolia's second silver medal yesterday. The total count for Mongolia during the 2008 Olympics was 2 golds and 2 silvers. Not bad. And, the icing on the cake was the Mongolian national anthem being played twice in Beijing, something one never tires of seeing.