Tuesday, 18th November 2008
Hakuho overpowers rival in quest for third Emperor's Cup
Sumo wrestler Yokozuna Hakuho remains on course for this third consecutive Emperor's Cup at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after defeating fellow Mongolian Asasekiryu yesterday (November 17th).
Hakuho demonstrated his finesse at the Fukuoka Kokusai Centre where he brushed off the challenge of his opponent in a 3-7 victory.
The wrestler is currently tied on 9-1 with maegashira Miyabiyama, reports Japan Today.
Miyabiyama kept his hopes of his first championship title alive with a win over Yoshikaze.
Close behind the two front-runners is sekiwake Ama who overcame Wakanosato 4-6, while Baruto followed suit triumphing over Chiyotaikai is an impressive 6-4 win.
The annual Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament takes place from November 9th to 23rd.
Visitors to the event can take the opportunity to explore Fukuoka, which is renowned for its foot stalls which serve a variety of culinary delights.