Ozeki Kaio ruled the sport

Sumo | Rikishi Files Nov 16, 2019

Ozeki Kaio ruled the sport

by John Gunning

Raiden is often mentioned as the greatest rikishi never to reach yokozuna. Back when the Edo Period legend was dominating in the ring however, ozeki was the highest rank on the banzuke, with yokozuna still being an honorary title. There are many theories as to why ...

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 ...

Hakuho calls Nagoya Basho 'unforgettable'

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 24, 2017

Hakuho calls Nagoya Basho 'unforgettable'

Yokozuna Hakuho, who captured a record 39th career title at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, said Monday the reality of having won the championship and made multiple record-breaking feats along the way has finally sunk in. Speaking at the traditional day-after press conference following his ...

Hakuho surpasses Kaio, sets all-time wins record

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 21, 2017

Hakuho surpasses Kaio, sets all-time wins record

Hakuho underlined his status as the most successful wrestler in sumo history on Friday, as the Mongolian yokozuna claimed a record 1,048th win at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Grand Tournament. Hakuho, who tied former ozeki Kaio's mark of 1,047 career match wins on Thursday, outlasted ...

Hakuho ties Kaio for most career wins

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 20, 2017

Hakuho ties Kaio for most career wins

Yokozuna Hakuho rebounded from a shock first defeat by beating sekiwake Tamawashi on Thursday to collect a record-tying 1,047th career win, at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho matched the all-time record held by former ozeki Kaio in the day's penultimate bout at Aichi Prefectural ...

Hakuho fails in first chance to equal mark

Sumo Jul 19, 2017

Hakuho fails in first chance to equal mark

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho suffered a shocking first defeat at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, but still managed to hold onto sole possession of the lead with four days of the meet remaining. Hakuho (10-1) was widely expected to keep his flawless record intact ...

Hakuho edges closer to record

Sumo Jul 16, 2017

Hakuho edges closer to record

Yokozuna Hakuho moved one away from the career wins mark of the late yokozuna Chiyonofuji on Sunday, when he improved to 8-0 at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho, who won May's grand tournament with a perfect 15-0 record, is unbeaten in 23 straight matches ...

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 ...

Hakuho moves closer to all-time victory mark

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 11, 2017

Hakuho moves closer to all-time victory mark

Yokozuna Hakuho closed within eight victories of Kaio's all-time win record of 1,047 after making quick work of top-ranked maegashira Shodai at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Hakuho remained unbeaten through the third day of the 15-day meet, hammering Shodai (1-2) in a ...

Sumo Oct 23, 2013

Ex-ozeki Kaio to establish Asakayama stable

Former ozeki Kaio said Tuesday he plans to set up an independent stable separate from the Tomozuna stable under the name of Asakayama as early as next year. The 41-year-old Kaio, who is now known as stable master Asakayama, holds the all-time record for career ...