The rise of the new king of sumo Hakuho

The Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho has become the third person in history to win six consecutive world titles, winning a few days ago the last sumo tournament, the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, held at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.

As the only yokozuna currently in office, this is the eighteenth overall title of the sample and he is in contention to challenge the record of his fellow Mongolian Asashoryu, before his retirement as a result of the scandal over illegal betting, was able to win seven titles in a row.

Yokozuna Hakuho receiving a trophy

That his fate was precisely that of becoming a great yokozuna, you can tell from a movie that the Japanese website Japan Probe was able to find last year.

In this video you see a young Hakuho, thin enough (15 years to 65kg), who managed, despite its small size, then, to win the tournament.

On the last day of his two-month stay in Japan, the son of a former Olympic wrestling silver medalist, led him into the famous stable of sumo Miyagino the express request of the pioneering Kyokushūzan Mongolian sumo wrestler – the first Mongolia to fight the Japanese in the division.

Yokozuna Hakuho receiving decoration and honor after winning sumo tournament

Since then, the young Mongolian Mönkhbatyn Davaajargal, was appointed Hakuho – white bird in Japanese – and his career took off up to its status as the third greatest yokozuna of all time.

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