Terunofuji falls to first defeat after judges call foul

Basho Reports May 19, 2021

Terunofuji falls to first defeat after judges call foul

Ozeki Terunofuji was handed his first defeat of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in unusual fashion Wednesday, when his 11th straight win was overruled by the ringside judges who ruled he had committed a foul. The returning ozeki's defeat added fuel to the title race ...

University sumo product Myogiryu blossoming in 30s

Sumo Mar 13, 2020

University sumo product Myogiryu blossoming in 30s

by John Gunning

There are currently seven Nippon Sport Science University graduates in professional sumo. Hokutofuji at komusubi is the highest ranked, and the Saitama native appears to be on course to overtake recently retired Yoshikaze as their college's most successful ever rikishi. Another man, Myogiryu, likely would have ...

Kakuryu suffers second straight loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 15, 2020

Kakuryu suffers second straight loss

New sekiwake Asanoyama took his first loss of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, while yokozuna Kakuryu fell to his third defeat. Asanoyama fell down the leaderboard along with top-ranked maegashira Endo after getting brushed aside by komusubi Abi on Day 4 at ...

Hakuho, Kakuryu fall to 1-2 records

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 14, 2020

Hakuho, Kakuryu fall to 1-2 records

Yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu each fell to their second defeats at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, leaving the title open for sekiwake Asanoyama and a pair of rank-and-filers who share the lead. Hakuho was unceremoniously slapped down by his opponent, Myogiryu (1-2), ...

Hakuho moves ahead of the pack

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 15, 2019

Hakuho moves ahead of the pack

Hakuho moved into the outright lead at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, defeating Meisei to improve to 5-1. In the final bout of Day 6 at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, the Mongolian-born yokozuna easily overpowered the No. 2 maegashira, who came into the match ...

Yokozuna Hakuho improves to 5-0

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 14, 2019

Yokozuna Hakuho improves to 5-0

Yokozuna Hakuho overcame a determined effort by rank-and-file opponent Myogiryu to stay unbeaten Thursday at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. In the final bout of Day 5 at Edion Arena Osaka, Hakuho showed strength and willpower to maintain his pursuit of a record-extending 42nd top-level ...

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 ...