Currently alive, at 38 years of age.
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1980 – Born on the 27th of September in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
1999 – Asashoryu made his debut in January.
2000 – He reached sekitori status in September by winning promotion to the juryo division.
2001 – He reached the top makuuchi division just two tournaments later in January.
2001 – In May, he made his sanyaku debut at komusubi rank and earned his first sansho award, for Outstanding Performance.
2002 – He put together back to back records of 11-4, 11-4 and 12-3 and was promoted to sumo’s second highest rank of ozeki.
– In November, he took his first top division tournament championship with a 14-1 record.
2003 – In January, he won his second straight championship and on the 30th of January, Asashoryu was granted the title of yokozuna, the highest rank in sumo.
2004 – Asashoryu began with one of the highlights of his career to date two consecutive perfect 15-0 tournament wins in January and March with a streak of 35 unbeaten bouts in total.
2005 – He continued to dominate Sumo, winning all six honbasho and losing only six bouts all year.
2006 – Asashoryu’s consecutive basho streak came to an end in January, when ozeki Tochiazuma took the first tournament championship of the year.
2007 – In January, Asashoryu posted a 14-1 record, capturing his 20th career title, and fourth straight since returning from injury.