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Ichinojo stays in hunt

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 23, 2019

Ichinojo stays in hunt

The race for the Emperor's Cup at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament will go down to the final day with undefeated yokozuna Hakuho and fourth-ranked maegashira Ichinojo both winning on Saturday. In the penultimate day of the 15-day meet at Edion Arena Osaka, Hakuho, seeking ...

Sumo 101: Retired stablemasters

Sumo Mar 23, 2019

Sumo 101: Retired stablemasters

by John Gunning

As with most top-level athletic endeavors, 30 seems to be the age when many rikishi either hang up their mawashi or see a noticeable decline in skills and performance. Once the topknot is cut, the vast majority return to civilian life. Culinary skills acquired while in ...