File photo of Tuvshinbayar Naidan of Mongolia holding his medal during the medal ceremony of the men's -100kg judo event at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. (Reuters Photo)
ULAN BATOR, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- Mongolian judoka Naidan Tuvshinbayar who won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was awarded the Order of Genghis Khan on Sunday.
Earlier, the head of the Mongolian state Khaltmaa Battulga has signed a decree on awarding him the state prize of Mongolia named after Genghis Khan during the National Pride Day.
This Order goes to people who have made a significant contribution in strengthening the independence and sovereignty of Mongolia and the unity of the Mongolian people, as well as promoting the historical and cultural heritages of Mongolia to the world.
Naidan Tuvshinbayar, who brought first Olympic gold medal for Mongolia, was born in 1984. He is well known as the 2008 Olympic champion, 2012 Olympic silver medalist, 2014 Asian games champion, 2015 world bronze medalist, 2016 Asian championship gold medalist, 2007 silver medalist and two-time (2008, 2011) bronze medalist in -100 kg division.
The National Pride Day is a holiday in honor of the 855th anniversary of the birth of Genghis Khan. This festive date this year falls on November 19.