Move over Vladimir Putin, there’s a new tough guy world leader on the scene – the current President of Mongolia, Battulga Khaltmaa.
Khaltmaa, who’s been Mongolia’s President since 2017, has not only been wrestling since he was a child as his father is a coach of Mongolian traditional wrestling (Bökh) but also, he is a master of Judo as well as Sambo too.
Khaltmaa actually appears to be highly accomplished and at least possesses a very high skill-level in all of those three styles – Mongolian wrestling, Judo, as well as Sambo.
He won the gold medal at the 1983 World Sambo Championships at 52 kg and he also won the World Sambo Cup in 1989. Plus, during his time as the Chairman of the Mongolian Judo Federation, Mongolia’s Judo team became Olympic Champions for the first time ever.
In the video below, Khaltmaa, who is now 55-years-old, also appears to be very muscular and looks to still be very strong and in shape, especially for a man his age.
Check out the video below of him training in martial arts and working out to see for yourself just how tough the current President of Mongolia, Battulga Khaltmaa, really is.
About Khaltmaagiin Battulga:
Battulga Khaltmaa (born 3 March 1963) is a Mongolian politician who has served as the President of Mongolia since 10 July 2017. His father was a coach of Mongolian traditional wrestling and thus Battulga grew up wrestling. Battulga was a member of the Mongolian National wrestling team in 1979-1990. Battulga won the world cup championship in Ulaanbaatar in 1989. Wrestling allowed Battulga to travel internationally at a period when travel abroad for Mongolians was not allowed. Battulga was awarded a Merited Sportsmen of Mongolia in 1995, thereafter being selected as the Chairman of Mongolian Judo Federation in 2006. Under Battulga’s leadership at the Judo Federation, Mongolian judokas became Olympic Champions for the first time in history. [Source: Wiki]