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Re: Yokozuna Hakuho - 1,048 sumo wins...new record!
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 10:00:07 am »
Interesting article:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sport/mongolian-hakuho-smashes-sumo-record-with-1-048th-win-9052806


From the article -

The Mongolian - who was so small when he arrived in Japan at age 15 only a minor sumo 'stable' would take him in - also holds the record for the most number of tournament wins.


Hakuho's success comes as foreign wrestlers increasingly dominate Japan's 15-century-old sport. Three of the four wrestlers in the sport's top yokozuna rank are Mongolian. The fourth, Kisenosato, became the first home-grown grand champion in nearly two decades when he was promoted earlier in Januar
y.

Several local media reported on Friday that Hakuho plans to attain Japanese citizenship "in the near future" so he can be oyakata one day - a move that could stir controversy in his native Mongolia.
Hakuho's father is regarded as a national hero as the country's first-ever Olympic medallist, when he won silver for wrestling in 1968.


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Re: Yokozuna Hakuho - 1,048 sumo wins...new record!
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 03:20:35 pm »
ok that's pretty cool
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Re: Yokozuna Hakuho - 1,048 sumo wins...new record!
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2017, 05:08:45 pm »
I'd love to know if his father's freestyle career had any influence upon his Sumo skills.
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