Kisenosato dealt first loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 14, 2018

Kisenosato dealt first loss

Yokozuna Kisenosato tasted his first defeat of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, losing in an upset to No. 2 maegashira Chiyotairyu. The other two yokozuna, Hakuho and Kakuryu, remained undefeated, while ozeki Takayasu also maintained a perfect record on the sixth day of ...

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 ...

Hakuho, Kisenosato maintain perfect marks

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 13, 2017

Hakuho, Kisenosato maintain perfect marks

Yokozuna Hakuho and ozeki Kisenosato showed convincing outings to preserve their perfect records on the sixth day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, when three rank-and-filers lost ground with their first defeats. Hakuho won his 18th bout in 19 meetings against Okinoumi ...

Yokozuna look to get back on track at New Year Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 7, 2017

Yokozuna look to get back on track at New Year Basho

Mongolian yokozuna Kakuryu and Hakuho are gearing up for the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament starting Sunday, looking to maintain the nation's place atop the sport after a year of promising performances from Japanese wrestlers. A third career title in November seems to have boosted ...

Japanese ozeki set sights on becoming yokozuna in 2017

Sumo Dec 27, 2016

Japanese ozeki set sights on becoming yokozuna in 2017

Three Japanese ozeki were in contention for promotion to yokozuna in 2016, raising hopes that a homegrown wrestler may reach sumo's top rank for the first time in nearly two decades. While Kotoshogiku, Kisenosato and Goeido could not manage to become the first Japan-born yokozuna ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu back atop standings

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 24, 2016

Yokozuna Kakuryu back atop standings

Yokozuna Kakuryu got back on the winning track on Thursday, the 12th day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, where he regained his sole lead with an 11-1 record. A day after suffering his only loss of the 15-day tournament at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, the ...

Native son Shodai encourages kids in quake-hit Kumamoto

Sumo Jun 9, 2016

Native son Shodai encourages kids in quake-hit Kumamoto

Kumamoto-born wrestler Shodai and members of his Sakaigawa stable visited the quake-struck prefecture on Thursday, making donations and wrestling with elementary school children to do their part in a bid for the region's recovery. Rank-and-file maegashira Shodai, who is from the city of Uto, visited ...