Over the past few years there has been a significant rise in the number and frequency of thrilling sumo tournaments.

Relative parity, following a decade and a half of dominance by Mongolian-born yokozuna pair Asashoryu and Hakuho, has offered numerous photo finishes and some surprising champions, and the spring meet of 2022 has continued that trend.

After two weeks of exciting and unpredictable action in Osaka’s Edion Arena, one of the better tournaments of recent times went out with a bang.