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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Victory comes too easy for Hakuho

Kyodo News

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho says his latest success at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament has given him a lift, but admitted that a lack of a serious competition at the 15-day meet left him feeling "lonely."

"Winning has given me great confidence," Hakuho told reporters Monday, a day after he concluded his campaign at Ryogoku Kokugikan with a perfect 15-0 record.

Hakuho, the lone yokozuna in the top makuuchi division, clinched his 14th Emperor's Cup with two days to spare and finished well clear of Estonian giant Baruto, who finished with a 10-5 record.

"I felt a bit lonely. I am wrestling with the feeling that I am fighting against myself," he added.

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