Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Asashoryu Wins Sumo Tournament
I've had some trouble with a post on this tournament, but Asashoryu has won the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Taiwan News reports: "It was Asashoryu's 25th title overall and first since the fall tournament in 2009." The Japan Times says, "Asashoryu now stands alone in third place on the all-time yusho winners' list having picked up his 25th championship to date despite a final day flop against fellow Mongolian..."
Here's video of the final day:
Other videos from the tournament can be viewed at hpeterswald's youtube channel.
There's controversy, though, according to The Japan Times: Asashoryu "was reported to have punched an associate in a drunken tirade during a recent night out".
There are also calls for reform of the sport as a whole.
The photo at the top of the post is from Wikipedia.