Thursday, November 30, 2006

Asashoryu, Mongolian Sumo Champion

The Associated Press Published: November 21, 2006

FUKUOKA, Japan: Grand champion Asashoryu hurled Kotomitsuki to the dirt Tuesday to widen his lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament.

In the day's final bout at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, Asashoryu of Mongolia initially gave Kotomitsuki a firm grip of his belt but quickly pulled the sekiwake forward and down at the ring's edge, improving to 10-0. Kotomitsuki fell to 7-3.

Asashoryu, the only grand champion competing in sumo, is aiming for his 19th Emperor's Cup in the 15-day tourney.

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