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Hakuho, Aoiyama maintain perfect records at Nagoya Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 15, 2017

Hakuho, Aoiyama maintain perfect records at Nagoya Basho

Yokozuna Hakuho kept his perfect record intact through the first week of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament with a comfortable win over third-ranked maegashira Ikioi on Saturday. With two yokozuna — Kisenosato and Kakuryu — having already pulled out, Hakuho remained sturdy as an ...

Kisenosato remains in control of title chase

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 19, 2017

Kisenosato remains in control of title chase

Ozeki Kisenosato took another major step toward his first championship title with a win over Ikioi Thursday, keeping him in sole possession of the lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Looking to finally shed his tag as a nearly man after coming so ...

Kisenosato maintains grip on overall lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 17, 2017

Kisenosato maintains grip on overall lead

Kisenosato kept his cool and reclaimed the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament lead on Tuesday, the 10th day of the 15-day basho. A day after suffering his first loss, Kisenosato (9-1) was tested again by rival ozeki Terunofuji (4-6), who was strong if not dominant. ...

Kisenosato aces test against Goeido

Sumo May 16, 2016

Kisenosato aces test against Goeido

Kisenosato came through his toughest test yet with flying colors on Monday, blasting out fellow ozeki Goeido to stay tied for the lead at 9-0 with yokozuna Hakuho at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Goeido (7-2) took the initiative at the tachiai, knocking back Kisenosato ...

Kisenosato, Hakuho off to winning starts

Sumo May 8, 2016

Kisenosato, Hakuho off to winning starts

Ozeki Kisenosato launched his latest bid for an elusive first championship with a comfortable win against Myogiryu, while Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho came through after an early wobble on Sunday, the opening day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Looking to build on a 13-2 record ...

Kotoyuki, Ikioi reach sekiwake rank

Sumo Apr 25, 2016

Kotoyuki, Ikioi reach sekiwake rank

Kotoyuki and Ikioi both won promotion to sekiwake, sumo's third-highest rank, as the Japan Sumo Association released its rankings for the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Kotoyuki, 25, defeated one yokozuna and two ozeki as he went on to secure an impressive 12-3 record ...

Kisenosato moves to 7-0

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 19, 2016

Kisenosato moves to 7-0

Ozeki Kisenosato maintained his perfect record with a convincing win over No. 2 maegashira Okinoumi on Saturday, staying in the lead alongside No. 4 maegashira Ikioi after the seventh day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Seeking his first career championship, Kisenosato (7-0) had a ...

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 12, 2015

Hakuho still unbeaten

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho defeated Aoiyama on Thursday to extend his unbeaten start to five matches in his comeback from a knee injury at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho improved to 5-0 to stay tied for the lead with ozeki Kotoshogiku and maegashira pair Ikioi ...