Hakuho wins his 40th title
NHK -- Nov 26
In professional sumo, Yokozuna Grand Champion Hakuho has clinched his 40th tournament victory in the year's last tournament in Fukuoka.

The Mongolian champion finished the 13th day of the tournament on Friday, with 12 wins and one loss, followed by Hokutofuji and Okinoumi, with 11 wins and 2 losses a piece.

Both Hokutofuji and Okinoumi lost on the 14th day on Saturday, allowing Hakuho to secure his 40th title by forcing out his opponent Endo in the last bout, one day before the final day.

Hakuho further extended the career championship record he currently holds.

The Grand Champion said he had a good feeling of tension before the bout, and that he is relieved to have achieved his 40th title, which he had in mind before the tournament started.

News source: NHK
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