Yokozuna Hakuho received a minor reprimand from the Japan Sumo Association on Wednesday for leading an impromptu cheer after his victory at last month's Spring Grand Sumo Tournament.

The 34-year-old Mongolian's conduct at Edion Arena Osaka was deemed a breach of sumo tradition and discipline at the JSA's extraordinary board meeting in Tokyo. The reprimand was the governing body's lightest punishment.

"It is important for sumo wrestlers to take decorum seriously and be able to cherish human things," JSA chairman Hakkaku said.