Yokozuna grand champion Hakuho marked his 3rd consecutive win with perfect records in the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. He is the first wrestler to achieve the record since the 6 tournament-a- year system was established in 1958.
Hakuho had secured his 15th title on Saturday, when his closest rival, Homasho, suffered his 3rd loss.
He also marked his 46th consecutive win -- the 3rd highest total since 1925, surpassing the record set by Yokozuna grand champion Taiho.
On the final day on Sunday, Hakuho stretched his unbeaten record to 47.
Hakuho was only awarded a certificate and a championship flag, as the Sumo Association declined awards from 3rd parties, including the Emperor's Cup, due to the gambling scandal.
Hakuho said the tournament was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and he wants to continue to work hard.