Wednesday, 19th November 2008
Hakuho continues campaign for third consecutive title
Sumo wrestler Hakuho is well on his way to becoming champion of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after a successful win at a tournament held in Japan on Wednesday (November 19th).
The competitor wrestled his Estonian adversary Baruto to the ground at the Fukuoka Kokusai Centre, giving him a 10-1 record, Breitbart.com attests.
Hakuho is now the bookies' favourite to bring home a trophy for the sport, with the other top competitors in the running only notching up scores of 9-2 each.
However, Miyabiyama saw his title hopes take a knock after he was pushed over from behind during one bout of wrestling.
Other title hopefuls include Chiyotaikai (6-5), the crowd's favourite Takamisakari and the Russian Aran.
Hakuho was born in Mongolia in 1985 and has won eight Makuuchi Division Championships, three Outstanding Performance Awards and one Fighting Spirit prize during his illustrious career, which saw him debut in March 2001.
He stands at 1.92 metres tall and weighs an impressive 154kg.