Hakuho wins one-day tournament

Kyodo

Yokozuna Hakuho came back from the brink of defeat, toppling Goeido with a powerful throw in the final of a one-day exhibition tournament on Sunday.

In the first one-off contest in two years after the meet was called off due to a match-fixing scandal last year, Hakuho exacted his revenge against Goeido to capture his first title in three years and third overall.

Hakuho, who lost to Goeido in the final of the 2010 meet, took home the winner’s prize of ¥2.5 million.

Goeido turned on the pressure, pushing Hakuho to the edge after the face-off, but the Mongolian held off the assault before deploying a hooking inner thigh throw for victory at Ryogoku Kokugikan.