Asashoryu retires and leaves SUMO – Feb. 4, 2010

Breaking news from the world of Sumo – Grand Champion Asashoryu, the Mongolian yokozuna, announced his retirement from the National Sport of Japan at a press conference on Thursday, February 4th.

I will miss his competitive spirit and fiery demeanor.

I once got close to him:
at the Fukuoka tourney in 2005 –

And I will miss seeing him compete when I return to Osaka in March:
2008 Spring sumo tournament - Osaka - 4.jpg

Thanks for watching,
Jason (アコーホテルズ)
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