Monday, January 8, 2007

Grand champion Asashoryu Posts Second Win at Tokyo New Year Sumo Tournament

Grand champion Asashoryu posts second win at New Year Sumo Tournament

Source: International Herald Tribune Sport - January 8th, 2007

TOKYO: Grand champion Asashoryu beat Russian komusubi Roho with a quick overarm throw Sunday to get a winning start to the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Asashoryu of Mongolia, who finished the last tournament in November with a perfect 15-0 record, exchanged thrusts with Roho before grabbing his belt with his right arm and heaved him down.

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