Mitakeumi celebrates latest title, vows to aim for ozeki

Sumo Sep 23, 2019

Mitakeumi celebrates latest title, vows to aim for ozeki

Sekiwake Mitakeumi expressed his joy on Monday after winning his second top-division championship the previous night in a dramatic conclusion to the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan. "This is the greatest. I was so happy to wake up today," Mitakeumi said during ...

Mitakeumi beats Takakeisho in playoff to earn second title

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 22, 2019

Mitakeumi beats Takakeisho in playoff to earn second title

Mitakeumi defeated fellow sekiwake Takakeisho in a dramatic playoff on Sunday to win the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament and claim his second top-division championship while denying Takakeisho the same. The 26-year-old from Dewanoumi stable hoisted the Emperor's Cup for the second time in his five-year ...

Trio tied for lead entering final day

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 21, 2019

Trio tied for lead entering final day

Three wrestlers head into the final day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament tied for the lead, with sekiwake duo Takakeisho and Mitakeumi winning on Saturday to set up a showdown with surprise rank-and-filer Okinoumi. The two wrestlers at sumo's third-highest rank will battle for ...

Title chase now wide open

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 20, 2019

Title chase now wide open

The race for the Emperor's Cup at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament was thrown wide open again when Takakeisho lost to ozeki Goeido on Friday and fell into a four-way tie for the lead with two days remaining. A day after securing promotion back to ...

Takakeisho moves ahead of the pack

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 19, 2019

Takakeisho moves ahead of the pack

Takakeisho took the outright lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, beating Myogiryu to improve to 10-2 and secure promotion back to ozeki. The sekiwake, who is making his return from a knee injury, sits alone atop the standings after joint overnight leader ...

Five rikishi share lead after Day 10

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 17, 2019

Five rikishi share lead after Day 10

Mitakeumi, Takakeisho and Asanoyama earned impressive victories Tuesday to move into a five-way tie for the lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. The logjam at the top of the standings at Ryogoku Kokugikan follows losses on Day 10 by the joint overnight leaders, No. ...

Unbeaten Okinoumi alone at top

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 14, 2019

Unbeaten Okinoumi alone at top

Okinoumi maintained the sole lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, improving to 7-0 with an impressive win over fellow rank-and-file grappler Myogiryu. The No. 8 maegashira, who became the outright leader the previous day, has a one-win buffer over a trio of ...

Kakuryu holds onto slim lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 18, 2019

Kakuryu holds onto slim lead

Kakuryu maintained his one-win lead over Hakuho at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament after both yokozuna prevailed on Thursday. Five-time champion Kakuryu improved to a perfect 12-0 with a victory over No. 6 maegashira Chiyotairyu (6-6) on Day 12 at Dolphins Arena. Unbeaten in their 11 ...

Both yokozuna earn victories on Day 2

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 11, 2019

Both yokozuna earn victories on Day 2

Yokozuna Hakuho survived a scare against Endo on Monday and celebrated a win on his 34th birthday on the second day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. In the day's penultimate bout at Edion Arena Osaka, top-ranked maegashira Endo (0-2) had Hakuho on the ropes, ...

Spring Basho gets started in Osaka

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 10, 2019

Spring Basho gets started in Osaka

Sekiwake Takakeisho started his campaign for promotion to the sport's second-highest rank by beating Myogiryu in his opening bout at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu suffered mixed fates to begin the 15-day competition at Edion Arena Osaka as ...