Rank-and-filer Abi wins Kyushu sumo tournament after 3-way playoff

FUKUOKA, Nov 28 (NHK) - Rank-and-file wrestler Abi has won the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after the first three-way playoff in 28 years.

After the final bouts on Sunday, Abi was tied with Ozeki champion Takakeisho and rank-and-filer Takayasu with 12 wins and three losses each.

Abi beat his two opponents in the playoff to clinch his first title. ...continue reading