Battsetseg Soronzonbold won the Burte Chono trophy for her performances in 2015 ©MNOC

World champion wrestler Battsetseg Soronzonbold has claimed the headline prize at the Mongolian National Olympic Committee's (MNOC) Burte Chono Awards for her performances in 2015.

Soronzonbold took the gold medal in the under 63 kilograms freestyle competition at the World Championships, held in Las Vegas in September, which saw her crowned as the winner of the Burte Chono trophy.

She beat Japan’s Risako Kawai in the final to earn her nation’s solitary title at the event.

The 25-year-old also sealed bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, which came after she had clinched the 59kg crown at the 2010 World Championships in Moscow.

World Wrestling Championships bronze medallist Bekhbayar Erdenebat was named as best male athlete.

Wrestlers dominated this year’s Burte Chono Awards as Erdenebat scooped the prize for his display in the American city, where he earned 57kg freestyle bronze.

Wrestling coach Zeveg Duvchin was given the best coach award, Baasankhuu Gansukh claimed the best referee prize and 18-year-old weightlifter Ankhtsetseg Munkhjantsan was named best young athlete.

Battsetseg Soronzonbold won gold at the World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas in September
Mongolia's Battsetseg Soronzonbold won gold at the World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas in September ©Getty Images

Reigning Mongolia Premier League champions and eight-times Mongolia Cup winners Erchim secured the best team award.

The recipients were given their awards at a ceremony which took place at National TV Studio-600 in Ulaanbaatar.

It was attended by a host of dignitaries including MNOC President Demchigjav Zagdsuren and acting Sports Minister Ts Oyunbaatar, as well as various members of the sporting fraternity in Mongolia.

The awards recognised the best athletes, teams and coaches throughout 2015 with voting undertaken by members of the Mongolian Sports Press Union and the MNOC.