Mongolian grand champion Hakuho snatched his eighth championship title yesterday after scoring 13 wins at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.
The 23-year-old wrestler defeated Bulgarian ozeki Kotooshu by upending the European opponent at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.
Yesterday’s victory followed his seventh tournament win at the Nagoya tournament in July.
“I am pleased,” Hakuho said following the final bout at the tournament. “I’m glad I did well.”
Hakuho’s main rival, Asashoryu, a fellow Mongolian grand champion, pulled out of the tournament because of an elbow injury.
Estonia’s Baruto picked up his seventh win by throwing all his weight into Mongolian Kyokutenho to drive him out of the ring.
Kakuryu scored a victory against fellow Mongolian Asasekiryu by grabbing his mawashi and tossing him out of the ring.
Ozeki Chiyotaikai bulldozed Tochinonada over the ring in a matter of seconds, bagging his ninth victory at the tournament.