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 ...

Takakeisho in first place after victory

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 18, 2018

Takakeisho in first place after victory

Takakeisho improved to 7-1 to take over sole possession of the lead at the midway point of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday in Fukuoka. The 22-year-old komusubi, who entered the day in a three-way tie for the lead at 6-1, didn't have time ...

Second straight loss for yokozuna Kisenosato at Kyushu Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 12, 2018

Second straight loss for yokozuna Kisenosato at Kyushu Basho

Yokozuna Kisenosato suffered his second straight loss at the 15-day Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament after being defeated by top-ranked maegashira Myogiryu on Monday. Kisenosato, the only yokozuna competing at Fukuoka Kokusai Center following withdrawals by Mongolians Hakuho and Kakuryu, was unable to find an opening ...

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 ...

Hakuho maintains lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 25, 2016

Hakuho maintains lead

Hakuho closed in on a record-extending 36th career championship title with a win over fellow Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday. Hakuho never gave Kakuryu (8-5) a hope in the day's penultimate bout at Edion Arena Osaka, following up an ...

Kisenosato now 10-0

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 22, 2016

Kisenosato now 10-0

Kisenosato took another step toward his first career championship, while fellow ozeki Kotoshogiku's promotion hopes were all but dashed at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Kisenosato improved to 10-0 with a resilient victory over yokozuna Kakuryu (7-3), remaining as the only unbeaten wrestler ...