Mongolian professional sumo wrestler yokozuna (grand champion) Hakuho M.Davaajargal won Takayasu at the 13th day of Nagoya Basho (July grand sumo tournament) last Friday and broke the record for most career wins, with his 1,048th victory.

Hakuho M.Davaajargal, 32, surpassed former sumo wrestler ozeki Kaio’s record of
1,047 wins.

After claiming his 1,048th win, Hakuho said, “I’m glad that I was able to show this victory to the fans. If you put something into words, then it can come true. But you can also say my practice before this tournament and my physical condition led to this result.”

The Mongolian yokozuna started his sumo career at age 16, and made his debut in 2001.

There were rumors about Hakuho M.Davaajargal becoming a Japanese citizen to stay in the sumo world after he retires from the sport as the Japan Sumo Association doesn’t
allow foreign nationals to become a stable master (oyakata).

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