Hakuho breaks sumo record for most career titles


Mongolian Sumo Grand Champion, Yokozuna Hakuho, finished the Hatsu Basho (January tournament) with a perfect score of 15 victories on Sunday, winning his 33rd Emperor’s Cup, which broke the record for most tournaments won set more than 40 years ago.
He secured the tournament title two days prior to the end of the basho on the 13th day. He was the only unbeaten competitor in the tournament.
In the last basho of 2014, Hakuho equaled legendary Yokozuna Taiho’s record, who is believed to be the greatest Yokozuna of the post-war era in Japan. Taiho who won 32 Emperor Cups.
Taiho’s record was not beaten for 44 years.

Final day results of Mongolian sumo wrestlers

On the final day of the basho, Hakuho M.Davaajargal won a bout against Yokozuna Kakuryu M.Anand of Mongolia with the yorikiri technique, by driving his opponent out backwards while maintaining a constant grip on his mawashi. Kakuryu finished the tournament with ten wins and five losses.
Yokozuna Harumafuji D.Byambadorj’s final day opponent was Ozeki Kisenosato, which Harumafuji won by pushing Kisenosato out of the ring. Kisenosato finished the basho with 11 wins, same as Harumafuji.

The following are the final day results of Mongolian sumo wrestlers who fought in the Makuuchi Division at the Hatsu Basho.
Sekiwake Ichinojo A.Ichinnorov 6-9
Terunofuji G.Gan-Erdene 8-7
Kyokutenho N.Tsevegnyam 5-10
Tamawashi B.Munkh-Orgil 10-5
Kyokushuho T.Erdenebaatar 8-7
Arawashi E.Dulguun 7-8
Tokitenku A.Huchitbaatar 9-6

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