Waka nears 1st title as yokozuna at New Year sumo
Wakanohana moves closer to his first title as a yokozuna Jan.
21 by snatching victory from sekiwake Kotonowaka for a perfect 12-0
score in the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Kotonowaka (Foreground)
moved in aggressively and secured a firm left-hand belt grip, but
Wakanohaha countered with a grip of his own and as both attempted a
throw at the ring's edge, the yokozuna was awarded the victory after
a judges' conference.
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