Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu grabbed a share of the lead Friday at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament after sekiwake Tochinoshin suffered his first loss.

Kakuryu (12-1) dispatched sekiwake Ichinojo (7-6) in Day 13's final bout at Ryogoku Kokugikan, using good technique to overcome a 65-kg weight disadvantage against the biggest wrestler in the makuuchi division.

The yokozuna quickly secured an inside grip with both hands, resisting an attempted lift before driving his towering compatriot to the straw bales. As Ichinojo tried to push back, Kakuryu found the leverage to dislodge the 225-kg, 193-cm giant.