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Exciting final day Sumo matches

The 2012 Natsu Basho (summer tournament) was thrilling to the last day, with an extra match needed – Yushoketesen – to decide the winner. Kyokutenhou, the 37 year old veteran from Mongolia (in fact the first Mongolian sumo wrestler), became the oldest ever Osumosan to win a tournament when he won against Tochiouzan today. The Japanese national seemed as surprised as everyone else to have won his first basho against the odds and against so many higher ranking wrestlers. Ozeki Kisenosato couldn’t manage to keep up his lead and become the first Japanese birth Osumosan to for several years. Check out the link below to see the final day action.

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