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Kakuryu holds onto slim lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 18, 2019

Kakuryu holds onto slim lead

Kakuryu maintained his one-win lead over Hakuho at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament after both yokozuna prevailed on Thursday. Five-time champion Kakuryu improved to a perfect 12-0 with a victory over No. 6 maegashira Chiyotairyu (6-6) on Day 12 at Dolphins Arena. Unbeaten in their 11 ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu remains spotless after 11 days in Nagoya

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 17, 2019

Yokozuna Kakuryu remains spotless after 11 days in Nagoya

Yokozuna Kakuryu maintained his sole lead after beating former ozeki Kotoshogiku on Wednesday, the 11th day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. The 33-year-old Kakuryu, who is gunning for his sixth top-division championship, thrust down No. 5 maegashira Kotoshogiku (5-6) to hang on to his ...

Kakuryu moves to 10-0 with win

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 16, 2019

Kakuryu moves to 10-0 with win

Yokozuna Kakuryu survived a slight scare Tuesday to claim his 10th straight win of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, while Hakuho bounced back from his first loss of the 15-day meet to stay a win behind his fellow yokozuna. Kakuryu dodged a bullet against No. ...

Yokozuna secure winning records on Day 8

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 14, 2019

Yokozuna secure winning records on Day 8

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu each clinched a winning record on Sunday and remained the only undefeated wrestlers at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho dodged a bullet against No. 3 maegashira Shodai (4-4) in the final bout on Day 8 of the 15-day meet ...

Yokozuna move to 7-0

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 13, 2019

Yokozuna move to 7-0

Joint leaders Hakuho and Kakuryu both won again on Saturday to wrap up the first week of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament with unbeaten records. Hakuho comfortably accounted for No. 3 maegashira Daieisho, while fellow Mongolian Kakuryu improved to 12-0 in his career against No. ...

Title chase down to two unbeatens

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 12, 2019

Title chase down to two unbeatens

Yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu continued their unbeaten march at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, improving to 6-0 with victories over rank-and-file opponents. The two yokozuna are in a two-way tie for the lead at Dolphins Arena after the last two undefeated maegashira were ...

Yokozuna rivals remain unbeaten after fifth day

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 11, 2019

Yokozuna rivals remain unbeaten after fifth day

Yokozuna Kakuryu and Hakuho stayed unbeaten on Thursday to keep their share of the lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. The two Mongolians are tied at 5-0 with No. 7 maegashira Tomokaze and No. 16 Terutsuyoshi following five days of the 15-day tournament at ...

Yokozuna remain perfect on Day 4

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 10, 2019

Yokozuna remain perfect on Day 4

Yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu maintained their share of the lead by staying unbeaten Wednesday at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. The two Mongolians improved to 4-0 with victories over komusubi opponents on the fourth day of the 15-day tournament at Dolphins Arena. In the closing bout, ...