Sunday, July 1, 2012
Cinderella Man, Kyokutenho takes Title
In a show of great determination and great sumo Meagashira #7, 37 year old Kyokutenho wowed sumo fans with a unforgettable performance.
"This is an unbelievable feeling" he said of his victory. He became the oldest man ever to win a basho passing Toyokuni who won in 1929 at the age of 35.
"I didn't know what to expect on this final day but everything came together. I was just focused on my sumo," said Kyokutenho.
He has been promoted to the rank of Meagashira #1 for the basho in July. I am very excited to see what he can do. He's truly one of the steady men of Sumo and will always be remembered for his cinderella tournament win.