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Hakuho wins record 41st title

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 22, 2018

Hakuho wins record 41st title

Yokozuna Hakuho made history twice at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, claiming a record 41st Emperor's Cup with his 1,000th victory in the sport's top division. The 33-year-oldimproved to an unassailable 14-0 record by beating ozeki Goeido on Day 14 of the 15-day ...

Sumo 101: Yokozuna

Sumo Sep 21, 2018

Sumo 101: Yokozuna

by John Gunning

Yokozuna is the highest rank in sumo. To date just 72 men have attained the status since it was first created in the late 1700s. Yokozuna can never be demoted. They are seen as the living embodiment of sumo, and when no longer able to uphold ...

Hakuho improves to 13-0

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 21, 2018

Hakuho improves to 13-0

Hakuho overpowered fellow yokozuna Kisenosato in a marquee showdown on Friday and remains undefeated after 13 straight days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. In their 60th career meeting, Hakuho took control at the outset and muscled Kisenosato (9-4) to the straw. Kisenosato attempted to ...

Sumo 101: Winning techniques

Sumo Sep 20, 2018

Sumo 101: Winning techniques

by John Gunning

The Japan Sumo Association lists 82 different ways to win a bout. These winning techniques are called kimarite and the applicable one is announced in the arena immediately following each fight. There are also five "non techniques" covering situations such as a wrestler stepping out ...

Hakuho closes in on title

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 20, 2018

Hakuho closes in on title

Yokozuna Hakuho edged one step closer to his first title of the year and a record-extending 41st career championship after beating Tochinoshin on Thursday, the 12th day of the 15-day Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho extended his undefeated run at Ryogoku Kokugikan to 12 straight ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu, Kisenosato fall in upsets

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 19, 2018

Yokozuna Kakuryu, Kisenosato fall in upsets

Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu suffered his first loss on Wednesday, as yokozuna Hakuho emerged as the sole leader with a perfect 11-0 record at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Yokozuna Kisenosato (8-3), who secured his first winning record in nine meets on Tuesday, also suffered an ...

Kisenosato improves to 8-2

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 18, 2018

Kisenosato improves to 8-2

Yokozuna Kisenosato continued his comeback run at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, earning his first winning record since March 2017 when he clinched a second-straight top division championship. Before fellow yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu closed out Day 10 of the 15-day tournament with ...

Yokozuna survive scares on Day 9

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 17, 2018

Yokozuna survive scares on Day 9

Yokozuna Kisenosato bounced back from defeat and posted a victory over ozeki Tochinoshin on Monday at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Fellow yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu both survived scares and remain undefeated after the ninth day of action at the 15-day tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan. A ...

Kisenosato rebounds from loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 15, 2018

Kisenosato rebounds from loss

A day after his first loss, yokozuna Kisenosato bounced back with a hard-fought win over No. 4 maegashira Chiyonokuni at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. The two other yokozuna, Hakuho and Kakuryu, remained undefeated on the seventh day of the 15-day tournament at ...

Kisenosato dealt first loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 14, 2018

Kisenosato dealt first loss

Yokozuna Kisenosato tasted his first defeat of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, losing in an upset to No. 2 maegashira Chiyotairyu. The other two yokozuna, Hakuho and Kakuryu, remained undefeated, while ozeki Takayasu also maintained a perfect record on the sixth day of ...

Yokozuna remain unbeaten

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 13, 2018

Yokozuna remain unbeaten

Hakuho survived a scare against komusubi Takakeisho on Thursday as all three yokozuna stayed undefeated at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Chasing his first victory over the all-time championship record holder, rising talent Takakeisho (1-4) looked to be on the verge of an upset on ...