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Canadian sumo wrestler Henderson set for Japanese debut

Jul 11, 2015

Canadian sumo wrestler Henderson set for Japanese debut

Canadian Brodik Henderson is hoping his prowess in the remote world of U.S. amateur sumo wrestling will translate into a professional career in the heartland of the ancient sport. The 20-year-old native of Victoria, British Columbia, who stands 6-foot-7 and weighs 360 pounds, will ...

Terunofuji takes spotlight entering Nagoya tournament

Jul 11, 2015

Terunofuji takes spotlight entering Nagoya tournament

Newly promoted ozeki Terunofuji will be out to prove his stunning championship victory in May was no fluke when the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament gets underway on Sunday. The 23-year-old Mongolian whose real name is Gantulga Ganerdene, earned promotion after a 12-3 mark at ...

Jul 6, 2015

Sumo elite laud Nadeshiko's achievement

Nadeshiko Japan were hailed after their overwhelming 5-2 defeat in the Women’s World Cup final by the elites of Japan’s most traditional sport on Monday. Training for the upcoming Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, yokozuna Hakuho lauded the women’s national team, which fell short of ...

Terunofuji poised for ozeki debut in Nagoya

Jun 29, 2015

Terunofuji poised for ozeki debut in Nagoya

Mongolian Terunofuji formally took his place among sumo’s elite ranks on Monday, when he was named to fight as an ozeki in the official rankings for the upcoming 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. The 23-year-old, whose real name is Gantulga Ganerdene, earned promotion following ...

Ex-ozeki Takanonami, 43, dies of cardiac failure

Jun 20, 2015

Ex-ozeki Takanonami, 43, dies of cardiac failure

Former ozeki Takanonami died at the age of 43 of acute cardiac failure at a hotel in Osaka on Saturday, a Japan Sumo Association official said. The Aomori-born Takanonami, whose real name was Tadahiro Namioka, entered the top-tier makuuchi division in November 1991 and ...

May 27, 2015

Yokozuna Harumafuji has surgery on right elbow

Yokozuna Harumafuji has undergone right elbow surgery, his Isegahama stable revealed on Wednesday. The Mongolian yokozuna had the procedure on Tuesday to remove detached cartilage from the elbow but is not expected to miss July’s Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. On Sunday, Harumafuji wrapped up ...

Terunofuji promoted to ozeki after victory

May 27, 2015

Terunofuji promoted to ozeki after victory

Summer Grand Sumo Tournament champion Terunofuji was promoted to sumo’s second highest rank of ozeki on Wednesday. The 23-year-old Mongolian’s promotion was all but sealed after he won his first Emperor’s Cup at the summer tourney in Tokyo and approved unanimously during an extraordinary ...

Sekiwake Terunofuji wins title after Hakuho stumbles

May 24, 2015

Sekiwake Terunofuji wins title after Hakuho stumbles

Sekiwake Terunofuji defeated Aoiyama and captured his first career title at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday, thanks in part to a late meltdown by yokozuna and fellow Mongolian Hakuho. With the 23-year-old Terunofuji having taken care of his Bulgarian opponent to score ...

Hakuho loses sole lead

May 23, 2015

Hakuho loses sole lead

Sumo Ozeki Kisenosato stunned Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho on Saturday to set up an interesting finish to the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho powered forward in the day’s penultimate bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan, but Kisenosato, so often a thorn in Hakuho’s side in the past, ...

Hakuho takes sole lead

May 22, 2015

Hakuho takes sole lead

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho came roaring back from a shock defeat to beat ozeki Kotoshogiku on Friday and seize sole possession of the lead at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with two rounds of bouts remaining. Overnight co-leader Kaisei lost for the second day in ...