• Kyodo


A day after basking in the joy of having won his first career title, Estonian ozeki Baruto was on Monday still feeling the intoxicating effects of a night of rapturous celebration.

“The sake was delicious. I don’t remember how much I drank,” said Baruto, who won the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on the 13th day and finished with an outstanding 14-1 mark. “It was a fulfilling 15 days.”

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