Shodai maintains share of first place

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 20, 2020

Shodai maintains share of first place

Rank-and-filer Shodai snapped a seven-bout losing streak against ozeki Takakeisho on Monday to leave himself in a two-way tie for the lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Shodai (8-1), chasing his first top-division title, brushed aside one of his overnight co-leaders after Takakeisho ...

Three tied for New Year Basho lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 19, 2020

Three tied for New Year Basho lead

Takakeisho and Shodai maintained their share of the lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday following losses by two of the five joint overnight leaders. The pair sit in a three-way tie at 7-1 with No. 17 maegashira Tokushoryu after No. 1 ...

Shodai takes first loss, blowing New Year meet wide open

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 18, 2020

Shodai takes first loss, blowing New Year meet wide open

Rank-and-filer Shodai suffered his first defeat and relinquished his sole lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. No. 4 maegashira Shodai lost to struggling ozeki Goeido (3-4) in the day's penultimate bout at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan and fell into a five-way tie ...

Shodai takes control on sixth day

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 17, 2020

Shodai takes control on sixth day

Rank-and-file wrestler Shodai seized the sole lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament with a convincing win over former ozeki Tochinoshin on Friday. No. 4 maegashira Shodai forced out No. 6 Tochinoshin (2-4) to become the only wrestler with a perfect record after six ...

Shodai among trio tied for top spot

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 16, 2020

Shodai among trio tied for top spot

Shodai headlines a group of three men tied for the lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament after besting fellow rank-and-filer Hokutofuji on Thursday in a battle to remain undefeated. Coming off a day of rest, No. 2 maegashira Hokutofuji (4-1) had no response ...

Hakuho seals 43rd career title at Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 23, 2019

Hakuho seals 43rd career title at Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament

Yokozuna Hakuho won a record-extending 43rd championship and his first as a naturalized Japanese citizen on Saturday, taking out the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament with a day to spare. The 34-year-old from Mongolia, who acquired Japanese citizenship in September and withdrew from that month's tourney ...

Hakuho one win from 43rd title after dismantling Abi

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 22, 2019

Hakuho one win from 43rd title after dismantling Abi

Yokozuna Hakuho beat komusubi Abi at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday, positioning himself just one win away from extending his record for career top-division championships to 43. Hakuho claimed his 12th victory at Fukuoka Kokusai Center to retain a two-win buffer over his ...

Shodai handed first tourney loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 14, 2019

Shodai handed first tourney loss

Hometown favorite Kotoshogiku picked up his first win of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, defeating previously unbeaten overnight leader Shodai and pulling him back to the pack. The No. 9 maegashira briefly turned back the clock to his ozeki days as he quickly ...

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 ...