HOME > NATION > Article

Text Size

small

medium

large


Asanoyama Promoted to 2nd-Highest Sumo Rank of Ozeki

Asanoyama Promoted to 2nd-Highest Sumo Rank of Ozeki

   Osaka, March 25 (Jiji Press)--The Japan Sumo Association unanimously decided Wednesday to promote sekiwake Asanoyama to the second-highest rank of ozeki from the summer grand tournament in May.
   Representing the association, director Dewanoumi and stablemaster Sendagawa visited the dormitory of the Takasago stable, to which the 26-year-old wrestler belongs, in the western city of Osaka to inform him of the promotion.
   "I'm honored to accept the promotion," Asanoyama said, meeting the messengers together with stablemaster Takasago.
   "In order to live up to the title of ozeki, I will love sumo, fulfill justice as a sumo wrestler and work hard," he added.
   The promotion of Asanoyama was decided at an association conference to update the wrestlers' rankings for the upcoming tournament in Tokyo and an extraordinary board meeting at Edion Arena Osaka, where the March tournament was held until Sunday.

To read a full story, please click here to find out how to subscribe.

NATION

Aomori Tourism Information

HEADLINES

POLITICS
Abe Denies Wife's News Photo-Suggested Party under Cherry Blossom Tree in March
ECONOMY
Diet Oks FY 2020 Budget, Allowing Govt to Compile Extra Budget to Fight Virus
SPORTS
Japan Golf Men: Pro Tour Opener, 2nd Tournament in April-May Canceled
OTHER
40 Coronavirus Infections Newly Confirmed in Tokyo Fri.

Aomori Tourism Information

GOSHOGAWARA
Introduction of Tachineputa, Town of Kanagi and West Tsugaru Peninsula
・ GOSHOGAWARA 1
・ GOSHOGAWARA 2
・ GOSHOGAWARA 3
JOMON
An early culture with pottery
・ JOMON 1
・ JOMON 2
・ JOMON 3
・ JOMON 4

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


Photos