Sunday, May 24, 2009

Harumafuji Wins Sumo Tournament

Harumafuji has won his first tournament.

from AFP:
TOKYO (AFP) — Rising Mongolian star wrestler Harumafuji clinched his first tournament victory Sunday after defeating both sitting grandchampions.

Daily Yomiuri Online:
Sunday was a day of farewells and new beginnings at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. After groundbreaking stablemaster Azumazeki said sayonara to the sumo world after 45 years, Mongolian ozeki Harumafuji topped yokozuna Hakuho in a playoff to become the eighth foreign-born wrestler to lift the Emperor's Cup.

The Japan Times:
Ozeki Harumafuji pulled off the improbable Sunday by beating yokozuna Hakuho in a playoff to capture his first career title at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament.

Harumafuji defeated grand champion Hakuho in an all-Mongolian playoff on Sunday to win his first Emperor's Cup on the final day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament.

The picture at the top of the post is from his Wikipedia entry.


  1. Anonymous12:52 AM

  2. Thank you for the link to this video overview of the final day. They are a marvel to watch!