Ozeki Harumafuji D.Byambadorj wins his the 3rd championship title at Nagoya Basho, July 2012
Mongolian Ozeki Harumafuji D.Byambadorj
won the first final-day bout over Yokozuna Hakuho M.Davaajargal on the final decisive day in his 29 years, by pushing his compatriot Yokozuna Hakuho (14-1) out of the ring with Yorikiri technique at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 22, 2012.
Ozeki Harumafuji wins his third championship title with the 15-day straight victories, where he received his first Emperor’s Cup at the Natsu Basho (May Tournament) in 2009 and the second was last year at the Nagoya Basho
Before the Emperor’s Cup award ceremony, Ozeki Harumafuji gave a short traditional Yusho or championship interview with an NHK reporter saying, "I put everything I had into the match. I owe my win to my fans and all the people who have supported me.'' Meantime, his family looked on from the spectator seats.
Ozeki D.Byambadorj said, he would devote himself "wholeheartedly'' to winning again in 2012 Aki Basho (September Tournament), which would earn him promotion to the 70th Yokozuna of Japanese Sumo.
Also, Mongolian Ozeki Kakuryu M.Anand
(9-6) ended on a high note with a fine throw that sent fellow Ozeki Kotoshogiku onto his back. Kakuryu, in his second tournament at sumo's second-highest rank Ozeki, marked 9 wins out of 15 and Kotoshogiku got 10.
Maegashira Kyokutenho N.Tsevegnyam
, who achieved the championship title at the last Natsu Basho (2012 May Tournament), won only two bouts in a row on his last two days of the whole 15-day competition. That was recorded in the sumo books as one of the worst performances ever as a wrestler, who won a championship title that concludes the following tournament with 13 losses. The same record was written in the sumo book only in 1968 by Wakanami and in 2000 by Takatoriki each. Nevertheless, the spectators awarded Kyokutenho N.Tsevegnyam’s two victories with full audience applauds each time, after the tournament Kyokutenho told reporters that if he would not win any victory, his daughter was afraid that he would not follow her to have a holiday in Mongolia.
The 2012 Nagoya Basho Record or Grand Sumo July Tournament
1. Yokozuna Hakuho - M.Davaajargal, 14-1
2. Ozeki Harumafuji - D.Byambadorj, 15-0
3. Ozeki Kakuryu - M.Anand, 9-6
4. Maegashira 1 (M1) Kyokutenho - N.Tsevegnyam, 2-13
5. Shotenro - D.Nyamsuren, 7-8
6. Tokitenku - A.Khuchitbaatar, 9-6
7. Tamawashi - B.Munkh-Orgil, 4-11
8. Asasekiryu - B.Dashnyam, 9-6
9. Kyokushuho - T.Erdenebaatar, withdraw with injury after the 8th day with 0-8
10. Oniarashi - U.Ulziijargal, 6-9
11. Takanoiwa - A.Baasandorj, 8-7
12. Arawashi - E.Dulguun, 4-3
13. Shironoryu - E.Odgerel, 3-4
14. Azumaryu - S.Todbileg, 4-3
15. Kagamio - B.Nanjid, 3-4
16. Seiro - A.Unubold, 4-3
17. Wakamisho - G.Gan-Erdene, 3-4
18. Sakigake - Ya.Battushig, 4-3
19. Ryuonami - B.Buyanjargal, 2-5
20. Ryuo - E.Sanchirbold, 4-3
21. Aratoshi - V.Tserendorj, 2-5
22. Chiyoshima - G.Munkhsaikhan, 2-5
23. Sensho - E.Bayarbat, 5-2
24. Taika - S.Sharavnyambuu, 4-3
25. Toorugawa - D.Uuganbaatar, 4-3
26. Daionami - B.Uuganbayar, 2-5
27. Takakasuga - E.Enkhmanlai, 6-1
p.s. In Makushita, Sandanme and Jonidan Divisions there are only 7 bouts out of 15.