Yokozuna Hakuho – 1000 Wins!

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Defeats Kaisei For 1000th Victory

Early today in Kyushu, Yokozuna Hakuho Sho (白鵬 翔) claimed his 1000th win.  In all fairness, Kaisei put up a strong fight (better than the previous two days), but the Michael Jordan of sumo would not be stopped.

Tachiai congratulates a great competitor for achieving a significant milestone.  Next stop, 1,045 wins, when he will reach the mark set by the late, great Chiyonofuji.

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Hakuho One Win From 1,000

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With today’s win over Aoiyama, Hakuho is at 999 lifetime wins, one win from reaching the magic 1,000.  Only two other men have reached this level of dominance, Chiyonofuji and Kaio, both legendary figures in sumo.

Hakuho has rightfully earned his place in this exalted group, and I am eager for him to reach this achievement.  Day three of Kyushu should prove an easy path, with Hakuho scheduled to take on the struggling Kaisei.

After reaching 1,000 wins, he will be #3 in the all time list, with Chiyonofuji at 1,045 lifetime wins, and Kaio at 1,047.  It is not beyond reason that if Hakuho can stay healthy, he will one day soon, top that list.

Tachiai congratulates “The Boss”, and hopes that Kyushu throws him a well deserved celebration.