Asashoryu wins 10 mil­lion JPY on Ja­panese TV show

The UB Post - - SPORTS & CULTURE -

A New Year’s spe­cial show called “De­feat Asashoryu and get 10 mil­lion JPY” was broad­cast by Ja­pan’s Abema TV on De­cem­ber 31. Asashoryu D.Dag­vadorj is the first Mon­go­lian sumo wrestler who reached sumo's high­est rank in 2003 af­ter win­ning two tour­na­ments in a row, and was named the 68th yokozuna (grand cham­pion).

Although he hadn’t been in the do­hyo (sumo ring) for seven years since his re­tire­ment, Asashoryu D.Dav­gadorj de­feated all eight op­po­nents in the TV show and won 10 mil­lion JPY (ap­prox­i­mately 88,200 USD).

Bob Sapp, an Amer­i­can pro­fes­sional wrestler and mixed mar­tial artist, Ko­tomit­suki Keiji, a for­mer ozeki (sumo's sec­ond high­est rank) and Hiroshi Izumi, an Olympics sil­ver medal­ist and gold medal­ist of the World Judo Cham­pi­onship Games were among the tough­est op­po­nents who faced Asashoryu.

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