Canadian Sumo Starts Well

BrodiLast night, while, with all the pomp and circumstance that Japan can bring to its national sport, the Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho won his record-breaking 35th Emperor’s Cup at the Nagoya basho, something else occurred: A young and huge Canadian, known in the sport as Homarenishiki, achieved a winning record of 4 wins and 3 losses in his very first basho.

Homarenishiki, who’s real name is Brodi Henderson and who hails from Victoria BC, has entered the sport at its lowest rank, Jonokuchi. But his early wins and his 6’7″ 360-lb frame show promise that he will soon climb the ranks.

Well done!

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