Sumo 101: Small rikishi

Sumo May 21, 2019

Sumo 101: Small rikishi

by John Gunning

Sumo has no weight classes. The David vs. Goliath clashes that arise as a result of that lack of regulation are a big part of the sport's appeal for many fans. When a diminutive rikishi like Enho takes down towering opponents that outweigh him by 70 ...

Kakuryu gets off to winning start

Sumo / Basho Reports May 12, 2019

Kakuryu gets off to winning start

Kakuryu kicked off the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on a winning note Sunday, collecting an opening-day victory in front of a sellout crowd at the first basho of Japan's new imperial era. Kakuryu, carrying the burden as the sole yokozuna at Ryogoku Kokugikan following Hakuho's ...