Sumo: Mongolian Yokozuna Off To Winning Start At New Year Tourney

Sumo: Mongolian yokozuna off to winning start at New Year tourneySumo's three Mongolian yokozuna had convincing wins on Sunday as the 15-day New Year Grand Sumo Tournament got under way before Japan's emperor and empress.
Kakuryu, who won his third career title in most-recent November tourney, was never troubled against Tochinoshin, latching onto a left overarm belt hold before sending the Georgian komusubi sprawling with a pulling throw for his 20th win in their career 21 meetings.

Mongolian Is 1st Foreign Amateur Yokozuna

Mongolian is 1st foreign amateur yokozunaWith Mongolians already dominating the pro sumo ranks, it seemed only a matter of time before one became the top amateur in Japan as well.
Nihon University junior Baasansuren Turbold became the first foreigner to earn the title of amateur yokozuna when he triumphed at the All-Japan championship on Sunday at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.

2nd Shipwreck Confirmed From 13th Century Mongolian Invasion

2nd shipwreck confirmed from 13th century Mongolian invasionA shipwreck found here is the second confirmed vessel from a 13th century Mongolian fleet that foundered in a typhoon in a failed attempt to invade Japan, researchers said July 2.
Archaeologists from the University of the Ryukyus and the Matsuura city board of education determined that the wreck was a part of the Mongolian invasion fleet partly based on its structure.

Scholar: Sunken Mongolian Ship Over 27 Meters Long

Scholar: Sunken Mongolian ship over 27 meters longJapanese archeologists say a 13th-century Mongolian ship found in waters off Nagasaki Prefecture, western Japan, measured at least 27 meters long. That is longer than previous estimates.

The wreck was discovered last October on the seabed off the shores of Takashima Island in Matsuura City. The ship is believed to have been part of a Mongolian fleet that attempted to invade Japan more than 700 years ago.

Mongolian Duo Lead With Baruto In Hot Pursuit

Mongolian duo lead with Baruto in hot pursuitMongolians Hakuho and Kakuryu pulled off their seventh wins in as many days at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on March 17 to remain in the lead with a one-bout cushion over ozeki Baruto, the champion last time around.

Hakuho had no trouble dominating No. 3 maegashira Kyokutenho, quickly lifting him off balance before dumping him down at the edge. The sport's lone yokozuna has been invincible in Osaka so far and is hoping to end up with his 22nd career title.