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Badar Uugan Enkhbatyn's schools - Mongolia

World Class 2012 in partnership with the British Council bring you the stories of the schools where the dreams begin.

Bada-Uugam Enkhbatyn

Boxer Badar Uugan Enkhbatyn won Olympic gold in the bantamweight division at Beijing 2008 to become Mongolia's second gold medallist ever.

The Mongolian superstar went to school in a suburb of Ulan Bator, the country's capital.

World Class blog - Find out what happened when Badar Uugan's school visited the UK

Badar Uugan's school

School No 79

school no 79, Ulan Bator, Mongolia
Badar Uugan's achievements have inspired other pupils to pursue sporting success. Our children grow up in harsh conditions and are brave and tough
Mrs Lkhamsuren, head teacher

School No 79 are immensely proud of Badar Uugan's Olympic success.

The school's pupils come from Ulan Bator's 'ger' shanty town districts. People in the 'ger' districts live in felt tents and wooden huts, burning coal and wood stoves to keep warm in the cold Mongolian winters.

Despite the school's lack of sports facilities, Badar Uugan is not the only top class athlete that the school has turned out. Another successful former pupil is Tugstsogt Nyambayar who won a silver medal at the World Amateur Boxing Championships in 2009.

The school's current stars include more boxers, freestyle wrestlers and the football team who recently won the Mongolian presidential children's cup.

The Olympic gold medallist will be remembered for more than just his sporting prowess. Find out what Badar Uugan did at a school party and more about School No 79.

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