View Full Version : 1st Russian makes grade as sekitori

John Lindsey
28th November 2003, 12:55

The next wave of foreigners to stamp their influence on the sumo world could come from Eastern Europe with the promotion of the first-ever Russian into the sekitori ranks composing the top two divisions.

Roho, 23, has been promoted to the juryo division for the New Year Grand Tournament in January, the Japan Sumo Association announced Wednesday.

Roho, whose real name is Boradzov Soslan Feliksovich, posted a 5-2 mark as a makushita No. 5 in the recently completed Kyushu tournament to earn the jump to the juryo division, the lower of the two salaried upper divisions.