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Yokozuna Harumafuji wins sixth Emperor’s Cup

By B.Tungalag

Mongolian professional sumo wrestler, Yokozuna (Grand Champion) Harumafuji D.Byambadorj won his sixth Emperor’s Cup after a match against a fellow Mongolian Yokozuna, Hakuho M.Davaajargal.

Both Mongolian Grand Champions faced off in the final match of the November Sumo Tournament (Kyushu Basho) with the same score of 13 wins and one loss. The match was held in Fukuoka, Japan on November 24.

Harumafuji became the winner of the Emperor’s Cup by employing the Yorokiri technique, a move where he forced his opponent Hakuho out of the ring with the sheer force of his attack.

The six-time winner of the Emperor’s Cup, Yokozuna Harumafuji, commented after the match, “I did not know Hakuho’s foot went out over the edge. I was thinking the final bout would be redone. But I was relieved when I was given the point after the bout ended. I have had several injuries and problems since the basho in January. But I competed with the support of the people who helped me during this time. I want to thank them all. At the moment I only want to express my deepest gratitude to all who helped me. I wish good health to all of you on behalf of sumo wrestlers. I will try my best in 2014.”

The next sumo tournament will be held from January 12 to 26, 2014.

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