Sunday, January 25, 2009

Asashoryu Wins Sumo Tournament

Asashoryu wins New Year Grand Sumo Tournament!

The Daily Yomiuri reports:
The yokozuna made history on Sunday when he beat Hakuho in a playoff to become only the fourth man to win 23 Emperor's Cups.

The International Herald Tribune reports:
Grand champion Asashoryu of Mongolia defeated compatriot Hakuho in an extra title-deciding bout Sunday

The Japan Times reports Asashoryu's emotional response:
"I'm back, Asashoryu has come back," the teary-eyed yokozuna said after being presented with the trophy by Prime Minster Taro Aso, triggering wild cheers around the arena.

Mainichi Daily:
Asashoryu beat Hakuho in a playoff to win this year's first sumo tournament at Tokyo's Kokugikan sumo hall in Ryogoku on Sunday

HT: Kyodo News

The photo is from Wikipedia.

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