Asashoryu Akinori (the wrestler whose face can be seen in this photo), born as Dolgorsuren Dagvadorj on September 27, 1980 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, is the first sumo wrestler from Mongolia to reach the rank of yokozuna, the highest sumo rank. He is considered one of the greatest sumo wrestlers in history. Source: Wikipedia
I should have explained about sumo first instead of introducing a particular sumo wrestler, I am fan of Asashoryu and today when I was reading the newspaper I read an article about him being suspended for the next two grand tournaments, following is an excerpt of that article:
'The Japan Sumo Association took the surprising measure Wednesday of suspending Mongolian grand champion Asashoryu from the next two grand sumo tournaments as punishment for playing in a soccer charity event in his home country after opting to sit out the summer regional tour citing injuries.
It is the first time in the history of the sport that a yokozuna has been suspended or received a salary cut.' Source: The Japan Times
I don't know what to say about that more than wish him good luck with that situation.
Ryōgoku Kokugikan. September 19th, 2006.
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