Japanese Sumo Champion – level 3
A Japanese wrestler was crowned the grand champion of the country’s national sport. It was a historic day for Japan since the sport has been dominated by wrestlers from Samoa, Hawaii and Mongolia for the last decade. 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 with an impressive 14 wins and only 1 loss. He has become the 72nd yokozuna. During the ceremony, the wrestler explained that he humbly accepts and will work hard to be worthy of the title.
The wrestler said that he wants to become much stronger and work hard so that he can report good results. He was presented with a traditional fish to mark the honor. He can celebrate being a national treasure now.
Difficult words: decade (10 years), yokozuna (sumo’s highest rank), humbly (in a manner showing no signs of pride), be worthy of (have value).
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