Japan has a new sumo wrestling champion

For the first time in almost 20 years, a local Japanese sumo has become grand champion.

Wrestlers from other parts of the world have been dominating the sport, and the win for a local sumo is seen as a massive boost for the traditional sport.

Kisenosato Yutaka won the first sumo tournament of 2017. He is now the first Japanese-born wrestler to win a tournament since 1998.

He made his debut in 2002 and it's took 73 tournaments for him to become a grand champion.

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