or Dolgorsuren DAGVADORJ, the 68th Yokozuna of the Japanese Grand Sumo, the first Mongolian sumo wrestler who reached the highest rank - Yokozuna in November 2002, and received 25 times the Emperor's Cup in the top Makuuchi Division and also is placed by his number of achievements on the third in all-time Japan Sumo Record History, is to present one of his Yusho (winner) portraits to the Nippon Sport Science University.
A ceremony to present Asashoryu’s Yusho portrait will take place at the Nippon Sport Science University in Setagaya district of Tokyo on June 09, 2012, where Asashoryu D.Dagvadorj will attend.
An enlarged Yusho portrait is a photo of 3.17 m high by 2.28 m wide and is usually presented by the Mainichi newspaper of Japan during the Emperor’s Cup handing ceremony. The portrait weighs about 80 kg and is hanged on the ceiling of Kokugikan Sumo Hall
, and the winners receive a miniature of their portraits. After their term of use, the original portraits are moved from the Sumo Hall to the archives of the Nihon Sumo Kyokai museum.
Two years ago the President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj paid a visit to the University and got familiarized with their operations, meanwhile during the President’s visit a cooperation agreement between the Mongolian National Institute of Physical Culture and the Nippon Sport Science University was established. With a purpose to advertise and promote their national sport of sumo wrestling
, the administration of the Nippon Sport Science University has decided to hang the portrait in a place where there is the most concentration of student’s flow.