Day 14 – 2010 January Grand Sumo Tournament Leaders

Asashoryu sent Harumafuji sprawling to the dirt surface with an arm throw in Saturday’s final bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan to improve to 13-1 and secure the Emperor’s Trophy with one day left in the 15-day tournament. Harumafuji fell to 10-4.

It was Asashoryu’s 25th title overall and first since the fall tournament in 2009. Mongolian Hakuho and Estonian Baruto both won and improved to 11-3 but saw their title hopes dashed when Asashoryu overpowered Harumafuji.

Asashoryu moves into 3rd place for lifetime top division tournament victories behind legendary wrestlers Chiyonofuji (31) and Taihō (32)

(after the 14th day)

* Makuuchi

1L Asashoryu
3L Hakuho, Baruto, Toyohibiki
4L Harumafuji, Aminishiki

* Juryo

3L Gagamaru

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~ by admin on January 23, 2010.

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