Yokozuna


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Yokozuna

(ˌjəʊkəʊˈzuːnə)
n, pl -na or -ni
(Wrestling) a grand champion sumo wrestler
[from Japanese yoko across + zuna rope, from the sacred straw rope presented to the grand champion]
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Another good story coming out of the Mongolian camp was sumo wrestling champion Yokozuna Hakuho donating $16,000 (Dh59,000) to the nation's baseball team so that the squad of youngsters could compete in Incheon.
The Hulkster would be WrestleMania's main man all the way until 1993's WrestleMania IX at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, when he picked up a swift win against newly-crowned champ sumo star Yokozuna.
Deux yokozuna, le plus haut grade dans le monde du sumo, ont effectue hier mardi leur pelerinage du Nouvel An dans un temple shintoiste de Tokyo, devant quelque 3000 spectateurs fascines par ce rituel.
TOKYO - Sumo elder Naruto, the former yokozuna Takanosato, died of respiratory failure at a hospital in the city of Fukuoka on Monday morning, the Japan Sumo Association said.
Earlier on Tuesday, Borisov presented the Cup of the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria to the winner in the January sumo tournament in Japan, yokozuna Hakuho.
He became a yokozuna in 1961 at the age of 21 and won a record 32 tournaments in 1960 - 1971.
With names like ACT Fatal, Yokozuna, Gladiator and Caliber 2, the competition as expected saw a nail-biting finish.
SUMO feat ANTLEZ , ARCS AND TRAUMA: Tonight, Cornerhouse, Middlesbrough pounds 5 YOKOZUNA FEAT FILTHY PORTERS AND LENNOX: Tonight, Uncle Alberts, Middlesbrough FREE
According to the police, the 29-year-old Mongolian former yokozuna, whose real name is Dolgorsuren Dagvadorj, and the 39-year-old man got into an argument in front of a nightclub in Tokyo's Roppongi entertainment district in the early hours of Jan.
The Metropolitan Police Department questioned the 29-year-old, whose real name is Dolgorsuren Dagvadorj, in mid-May on a voluntary basis to verify the facts of an incident in which the former yokozuna was reported to have assaulted a 39-year-old male acquaintance in a car.
Agri-Bio Section, Yokozuna 1-6, Sumida-Ward, 130-0015 Tokyo, Japan.
The controversial yokozuna - the highest rank in professional sumo - beat fellow Mongolian grand champion Hakuho in a playoff to capture his 23rd Emperor's Cup and exorcise his demons following a turbulent 18 months.