Upstart Osunaarashi stumbles in Nagoya

Jul 19, 2014

Upstart Osunaarashi stumbles in Nagoya

High-flying maegashira Osunaarashi was brought to earth by sekiwake Goeido on Saturday, suffering his third defeat at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Yokozuna Hakuho, who is seeking his 30th career championship, had the easiest of victories to run his record to 7-0 after seven ...

Osunaarashi upsets Kakuryu

Jul 17, 2014

Osunaarashi upsets Kakuryu

Osunaarashi won a battle of missed opportunities on Thursday as the Egyptian maegashira defeated Kakuryu to win his first career match against a yokozuna. Osunaarashi’s victory on the fifth day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium, left four wrestlers with ...

Endo halts Osunaarashi's unbeaten run

Mar 16, 2014

Endo halts Osunaarashi's unbeaten run

Rising star Endo turned the tables on Osunaarashi at the last second to send his opponent to a first defeat, leaving yokozuna pair Hakuho and Harumafuji in a two-way tie for the lead as the second week of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament kicked ...

Osunaarashi keeping up with yokozuna duo

Mar 15, 2014

Osunaarashi keeping up with yokozuna duo

Eleventh-ranked Egyptian maegashira Osunaarashi kept pace with the yokozuna duo of Hakuho and Harumafuji with a seventh consecutive win at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Osunaarashi, sumo’s first wrestler from Africa, outsmarted 14th-ranked Masunoyama (4-3) after the tachiai and sent him to ...

| Dec 2, 2013

Little-man sumo pays off for Harumafuji

by Mark Buckton

It was without doubt one of the most disappointing yokozuna-yokozuna bouts in recent years. When Harumafuji’s disappointing hit-and-run technique against fellow Mongolian Hakuho on Nov. 24 gave him the championship after an action-packed 15 days, few were that impressed. Instead, rather that his sixth ...

Dec 1, 2013

Sumo wrestler gets fan club in Egypt

A fan club for Osunaarashi, the first sumo wrestler from the Middle East and African region to make the makuuchi top division, has been established in his home country of Egypt. At an event held at the Japanese Embassy in Cairo on Thursday, the ...

Egyptian promoted to sumo's top division

Oct 28, 2013

Egyptian promoted to sumo's top division

Osunaarashi was named as the first wrestler from Africa to enter the elite makuuchi division when the sumo rankings were announced on Monday for the upcoming Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. The 21-year-old Egyptian, whose real name is Abdelrahman Ahmed Shaalan, went 10-5 in his ...