Sumo 101: Special prizes

Sumo Jan 27, 2019

Sumo 101: Special prizes

by John Gunning

The Emperor's Cup isn't the only prize awarded on the final day of a sumo tournament. The new champion receives an array of trophies and gifts from various organizations and locales around Japan as well as prizes from several foreign governments. Two to four men normally ...

Aminishiki steals show at Kyushu Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 26, 2017

Aminishiki steals show at Kyushu Basho

A day after yokozuna Hakuho wrapped up the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament championship, 13th-ranked Aminshiki provided the final day's drama on Sunday. Back in the elite makuuchi division for the first time in a year since he ruptured his left Achilles tendon on May 9, ...

Hakuho exhibits strength and poise against Hokutofuji

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 19, 2017

Hakuho exhibits strength and poise against Hokutofuji

Yokozuna Hakuho extended his spotless record after the eighth day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday, taking down Hokutofuji in a blink. Hakuho is still on track for a record 40th championship after defeating No. 3 maegashira Hokutofuji (6-2) in the 15-day event ...

Hakuho whips Tochiozan with display of brute strength

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 16, 2017

Hakuho whips Tochiozan with display of brute strength

Yokozuna Hakuho improved to 5-0 on Thursday, the fifth day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Seeking to extend his record for most career championships with his 40th, Hakuho showed more nerves than usual in dispatching winless No. 2 maegashira Tochiozan. The yokozuna gave the ...

Sumo Jul 7, 2016

Aminishiki won't wrestle in Nagoya Basho

Veteran maegashira Aminishiki will sit out the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament starting this weekend after failing to recover from a serious foot injury, his stablemaster Isegahama said on Thursday. Thirteenth-ranked Aminishiki, at 37 the oldest active sumo wrestler, pulled out on the third day of ...