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Hakuho's winning streak snapped by Mitakeumi

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 23, 2019

Hakuho's winning streak snapped by Mitakeumi

Komusubi Mitakeumi handed yokozuna Hakuho his first loss on Wednesday, returning from injury to pull off the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament's biggest surprise so far. Mitakeumi (6-2-3), who missed three days of competition with an injured left leg, faced the unenviable task of battling ...

Unbeaten Hakuho secures 10th victory with ease

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 22, 2019

Unbeaten Hakuho secures 10th victory with ease

Yokozuna Hakuho claimed his 10th straight win on Tuesday to take a two-bout lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament in his quest for a record-extending 42nd top division championship. On the 10th day of the 15-day tournament, Hakuho calmly dispatched No. 4 Okinoumi ...

Hakuho stays spotless on ninth day

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 21, 2019

Hakuho stays spotless on ninth day

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho maintained his lead after beating former ozeki Kotoshogiku on Monday, the ninth day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. The 33-year-old Hakuho, the only yokozuna still in action, beat Kotoshogiku to keep a perfect record at the 15-day meet at Tokyo's ...

Hakuho maintains edge with 26th straight victory

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 20, 2019

Hakuho maintains edge with 26th straight victory

Yokozuna Hakuho improved to a perfect 8-0 to maintain a one-win lead as the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament reached its midpoint on Sunday. The sole remaining yokozuna in action, Hakuho has now won 26 straight bouts, excluding his forfeit on Day 4 of July's ...

Title race heating up

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 19, 2019

Title race heating up

Yokozuna Hakuho continued his drive for a 42nd top-level title at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, staying undefeated to take the outright lead after rank-and-file grappler Onosho suffered his first loss. Following the injury withdrawal of compatriot Kakuryu and the retirement of ...

Hakuho, Onosho remain unbeaten, tied for top spot

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 18, 2019

Hakuho, Onosho remain unbeaten, tied for top spot

Yokozuna Hakuho stayed undefeated to remain in a tie for the lead with rank-and-file wrestler Onosho at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. The sole competing yokozuna following the retirement of Kisenosato and injury withdrawal of Kakuryu, Hakuho continued his quest for an ...

Hakuho beats Nishikigi in rematch, tied for lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 17, 2019

Hakuho beats Nishikigi in rematch, tied for lead

Hakuho continued his run of narrow escapes in the first week of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, surviving two more close calls Thursday to retain his share of the lead on Day 5. The yokozuna's win over previously unbeaten No. 2 maegashira Nishikigi kept ...

Remaining yokozuna post wins on fourth day of New Year Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 16, 2019

Remaining yokozuna post wins on fourth day of New Year Basho

Yokozuna Hakuho survived a scare against rank-and-file opponent Hokutofuji to remain perfect at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan on Wednesday. With headlines on the fourth day of the 15-day tournament dominated by the retirement of Japanese yokozuna Kisenosato, the other remaining ...