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Japan in raptures as outsider wins sumo contest – and bursts into tears

Japan in raptures as outsider wins sumo contest – and



The 188kg wrestler Tokushoryu bulldozes his way into the hearts of a nation unaccustomed to displays of emotionSumo fans in Japan are celebrating after the lowest-ranked wrestler beat incredible odds to emerge victorious at the first main tournament of the year.Tokushoryu, a relative unknown until his incredible winning streak at the new year tournament, shoved and threw his way through a succession of “superior” opponents in Tokyo, ending the 15-day contest on Sunday with an unassailable 14 wins and one defeat. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/jan/28/japan-in-raptures-as-outsider-wins-sumo-contest-and-bursts-into-tears

Author : Justin McCurry in Tokyo

Publish date : 2020-01-28 06:30:57

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