2006-09-25

Beware the Mongol hordes are attacking!

I caught the last 5 minutes of September's Sumo (相撲,) tournament and sure enough, Yokozuna (横綱) Asashoryu (朝青龍) took the top division championship for his 18th Makuuchi Division title! Dolgorsuren Dagvadorj is his Mongolian name, relinquished for his more Japanese-sounding title.
Date of Birth: September 27, 1980
Place of Birth: Mongolia
Height: 184.0cm
Weight: 148.0kg
Career Record: 473-128-17

The following are the Top Ten Techniques he's used in the last 6 tournaments: Yorikiri 19 Oshidashi 12 Uwatenage 6 Yoritaoshi 4 Shitatenage 3 Sukuinage 3 Uwatedashinage 3 Hikiotoshi 2 Okurinage 2 (66 wins in 78 bouts!) (If you want to know what each of these means, look them up! Do I look like a freaking dictionary?)

He was promoted to Yokozuna, the highest rank of Sumo in January, 2003, only the second foreigner to be thus promoted.

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