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Terunofuji G.Gan-Erdene promoted to ozeki

By B.TUNGALAG

The Japan Sumo Association is set to promote Mongolian sumo Terunofuji G.Gan-Erdene to ozeki (professional sumo’s second-highest rank) following a meeting by its board on May 27.
Terunofuji G.Gan-Erdene won his first championship title at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on May 24, making his promotion to ozeki feasible.
Terunofuji quickly forced out maegashira Aoiyama on the final day of the May tournament to finish with a 12:3 mark.
According to the rule of Japanese professional sumo, wrestlers with sekiwake will be promoted to ozeki if he wins 33 times or more in three consecutive bashos, sumo tournament.
Terunofuji won 25 victories in two bashos prior to the Natsu Basho, May tournament.
Terunofuji G.Gan-Erdene said, “My goal for this year was to become an ozeki and I think I was able to get close to that and I will keep trying hard. I will do my training intensively to become a yokozuna (Grand Champion).”
Terunofuji’s latest profile says his weight is 180 kg, as opposed to 120 kg when he first entered professional sumo in 2011. He is the sixth Mongolian to win Emperor’s Cup of professional sumo wrestling.

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