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 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 ...

Hakuho, Kaisei lose, remain tied for lead

May 21, 2015

Hakuho, Kaisei lose, remain tied for lead

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho squandered the chance to seize sole possession of the lead with a shock defeat to ozeki Goeido at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Overnight co-leader Kaisei suffered his second loss of the tournament at the hands of fellow maegashira ...

Hakuho remains on path for another title

May 19, 2015

Hakuho remains on path for another title

Yokozuna Hakuho stayed in the lead two-thirds of the way through the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, making quick work of No. 4 maegashira Tokushoryu on Tuesday. In their first career meeting, Hakuho bulldozed Tokushoryu (5-5) out of the ring in the bat of an ...

Hakuho gets breather due to foe's withdrawal

May 17, 2015

Hakuho gets breather due to foe's withdrawal

Idle Hakuho was gifted a seventh win and fellow Mongolian yokozuna Harumafuji also stayed in the leading pack after barging out Ichinojo at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Hakuho, the most successful yokozuna in sumo history with 34 career titles, had the ...

Yokozuna rivals tied for top spot

May 16, 2015

Yokozuna rivals tied for top spot

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and Harumafuji both emerged unscathed on a day of upsets in the upper ranks Saturday to stay tied for the lead heading into the second week of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Tournament favorite Hakuho, gunning for a 35th title, and ...

Yokozuna rivals stay in hunt for tourney title

May 14, 2015

Yokozuna rivals stay in hunt for tourney title

The yokozuna duo of Harumafuji and Hakuho remained one win back of the leaders on Thursday, the fifth day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, who is seeking his seventh consecutive title and 35th career Emperor’s Cup, improved to 4-1 when he salvaged ...

Nine tied for early lead

May 12, 2015

Nine tied for early lead

Yokozuna Hakuho shot down Tochinoshin to keep his eyes firmly on the prize on the third day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Rival yokozuna Harumafuji and ozeki Kisenosato were among a pack of nine sharing the early lead at 3-0, while ...

Hakuho suffers loss on tourney's first day

May 10, 2015

Hakuho suffers loss on tourney's first day

Yokozuna Hakuho was sent to a shock defeat at the hands of big man Ichinojo on the opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. What should have been routine for the grand champion quickly turned to sudden death with Ichinojo, a ...