Sumo wrestler becomes first Japanese athlete to receive highest honour in 19 years

Posted on:28 Jan 2017 09:19:08
Sumo wrestler becomes first Japanese athlete to receive highest honour in 19 years
28 January 2017 Current Affairs: Japan based sumo wrestler Kisenosato was promoted to the highest rank of the wresting, Yokozuna after winning his first title at the New Year Grand Sumo Japan Wrestler Tournament with a 14-1 record.

The 30-year-old Kisenosato, whose real name is Yutaka Hagiwara is the first Japanese born and bred wrestler to earn the coveted rank of “grand champion since 1998.

Kisenosato, whose real name is Yutaka Hagiwara, is the first Japanese wrestler to earn the coveted rank of "grand champion" since 1998.

 

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