thursday sumo: the wolf’s run

Chiyonofuji (千代の富士) is considered one of the great Yokozuna for a reason.  His 31 championships over a sixteen-year career (ten of those years as a Grand Champion) made him an exemplar in the sport, and his small frame and intense skills earned him the nickname “The Wolf”.

In 1988, he began a fifty-three bout winning streak, the second-longest in sumo history, that comprised two perfect tournaments, and fell just short of a third, and oh look here it is:

(action starts at about 1:03)

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