Hakuho, Kakuryu raise marks to 4-0

Jul 15, 2015

Hakuho, Kakuryu raise marks to 4-0

Terunofuji outmuscled Takayasu to extend the perfect start to his ozeki debut at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Terunofuji, looking to build on a stunning championship victory at the summer meet in May, had to grapple for control early on but never ...

Terunofuji still unbeaten

Jul 14, 2015

Terunofuji still unbeaten

Terunofuji continued to show he belongs as ozeki by posting his third win in as many days at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Komusubi Myogiryu tried to blitz Terunofuji from the tachiai, but the ozeki wouldn’t budge and Myogiryu was sent reeling ...

Terunofuji holds off Ikioi to stay unbeaten

Jul 13, 2015

Terunofuji holds off Ikioi to stay unbeaten

Terunofuji rolled to his second win as ozeki with victory over third-ranked maegashira Ikioi at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Terunofuji, the Emperor’s Cup holder, followed up his opening-day win against Aoiyama by ushering Ikioi (0-2) out of the ring to keep ...

Terunofuji victorious in ozeki debut

Jul 12, 2015

Terunofuji victorious in ozeki debut

Terunofuji dodged a bullet to score a hard-fought win over maegashira Aoiyama in his ozeki debut Sunday, the opening day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Tournament favorite Hakuho got more than he bargained for against Takarafuji in the day’s final bout at Aichi ...

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 ...