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Yokozuna Hakuho, who became the all-time record holder of the most championships after winning his 33rd career Emperor’s Cup at the New Year Sumo Tournament, revealed on Wednesday he will be feted with the equivalent of Japan’s People’s Honor Award in his homeland of Mongolia.

Hakuho, who took part in a charity sumo event at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan the same day, will follow in the footsteps of former yokozuna Asashoryu as well as his father, Jigjid Munkhbat, a yokozuna great of Mongolian sumo and a silver medalist in freestyle wrestling from the 1968 Mexico Olympics.

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