Al Jazeera: Sumo bad boy in presidency bid

Amid tight security following a death threat against him, firebrand sumo grand champion Asashoryu buried doubts over his future with an emotional comeback win at the weekend – and claimed he wanted to rule his country as president. The controversial ‘yokozuna’ beat fellow Mongolian grand champion Hakuho in a playoff to capture his 23rd Emperor’s Cup and exorcise his demons following a turbulent 18 months. “I’m going to become president of Mongolia!” a tearful Asashoryu said after Sunday’s triumph. “But I’m not done in sumo yet.” To read the full article, click hereSumo bad boy in presidency bid

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