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Sumo wrestler Osunaarashi becomes tourism ambassador for Egypt

Jun 3, 2016

Sumo wrestler Osunaarashi becomes tourism ambassador for Egypt

Egypt’s Osunaarashi, the first sumo wrestler from Africa to turn pro in Japan, became a tourism ambassador for his native country on Thursday, in a campaign to encourage Japanese to visit a destination avoided by many travelers following political upheaval. “I want to contribute ...

Hakuho bags perfect mark

May 22, 2016

Hakuho bags perfect mark

With a record-extending 37th career title already in the bag, Hakuho put the icing on the cake on Sunday, defeating fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu to finish with a spotless 15-0 record at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, who clinched his second straight Emperor’s ...

Legend Hakuho captures 37th Emperor's Cup

May 21, 2016

Legend Hakuho captures 37th Emperor's Cup

Yokozuna Hakuho increased his record total of grand sumo tournament championships to 37 on Saturday, when he won the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with a day to spare. A day after dodging a bullet to see off previously unbeaten ozeki Kisenosato, the Mongolian ...

Hakuho, Kisenosato cruise to easy victories

May 20, 2016

Hakuho, Kisenosato cruise to easy victories

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and ozeki Kisenosato maintained their perfect records to set up an intriguing clash as they eased to victories on the 12th day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Hakuho was briefly pushed to the edge of the ring by ...

Hakuho, Kisenosato stay unbeaten

May 18, 2016

Hakuho, Kisenosato stay unbeaten

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and maiden-title chasing ozeki Kisenosato each had a convincing outing to notch up another victory on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. After a false start, Hakuho couldn’t get a hold of New Year champion Kotoshogiku’s (6-5) ...

Kisenosato overpowers rival ozeki Kotoshogiku

May 17, 2016

Kisenosato overpowers rival ozeki Kotoshogiku

Kisenosato crushed out fellow ozeki Kotoshogiku to stay in a share of the lead and on track for a first championship title at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho also improved to 10-0, while compatriot Harumafuji kept his title hopes ...

Kisenosato aces test against Goeido

May 16, 2016

Kisenosato aces test against Goeido

Kisenosato came through his toughest test yet with flying colors on Monday, blasting out fellow ozeki Goeido to stay tied for the lead at 9-0 with yokozuna Hakuho at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido (7-2) took the initiative at the tachiai, knocking back ...

Hakuho, Kisenosato stay perfect

May 15, 2016

Hakuho, Kisenosato stay perfect

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho took out new sekiwake Kotoyuki to post his eighth win and retain his share of the lead with ozeki Kisenosato at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho got a slap in at the charge and dodged to the side ...

Hakuho remains perfect at basho

May 14, 2016

Hakuho remains perfect at basho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and ozeki Kisenosato maintained their perfect starts but yokozuna Kakuryu suffered his second defeat on Saturday, the seventh day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho made a rare false start against his frequent victim Aoiyama (2-5), and was repeatedly put ...

Hakuho, Kisenosato raise records to 6-0 at Summer Basho

May 13, 2016

Hakuho, Kisenosato raise records to 6-0 at Summer Basho

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and ozeki Kisenosato maintained their perfect records, but ozeki Goeido slipped to his first defeat on Friday, the sixth day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho improved to 8-1 in his career against second-ranked maegashira Ichinojo (3-3) but was made ...