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Baruto 把瑠都

Baruto is making things very interesting for the January Sumo tournament currently being held in Tokyo. While he isn’t my favorite wrestler, he is a distant third to Takamisakari (高見盛) and Masatsukasa (将司) in my book, he has beaten two of the best (including yokozuna Hukuko (白鵬)) so far and is tied for the best record. I hope he keeps it up and forces at least a playoff on the final day of the tournament because I have tickets.

Today’s picture of Baruto arriving at Ryogoku, by the way, is not from the current tournament. I took it last September, during the last Sumo tournament held in Tokyo.

2 Responses to “Baruto 把瑠都”

  1. 1
    leif hagen:

    Where’s he from? He doesn’t look Japanese! Ganbatte kudasai!

  2. 2

    Baruto is not Japanese. He is from Estonia. Most of the top Sumo wrestlers these days are not Japanese. Many are from Mongolia. Baruto is the only one from Estonia.