Japanese Sumo Champion – level 2

03-02-2017 15:00

A Japanese wrestler was crowned the grand champion of the country’s national sport. It was a historic day for Japan. For the last decade, the sport was dominated by wrestlers from Samoa, Hawaii and Mongolia. The last Japanese wrestler became champion of the sport in 1998.

The thirty-year-old wrestler won his first title at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo. He had 14 wins and only 1 loss. During the ceremony, the wrestler said that he gladly accepts the title.

The wrestler said that he wants to become much stronger and work hard so that he can have good results. He received a traditional fish to mark the honor. He can celebrate, as he is a national hero now.

Difficult words: be crowned (get a title), decade (10 years), honor (something to show respect for some achievement).

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