<i>Ozeki</i> Shodai sustains first loss of meet, aggravates injured ankle

Sumo Nov 11, 2020

Ozeki Shodai sustains first loss of meet, aggravates injured ankle

Shodai suffered his first loss at the November Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday and appeared to further aggravate a left ankle injury, leaving his further participation in the 15-day meet in doubt. The newly-promoted ozeki had been one of 10 undefeated men at the start ...

With no yokozuna, ozeki trio are in November spotlight

Sumo Nov 8, 2020

With no yokozuna, ozeki trio are in November spotlight

With injury forcing two yokozuna out of the upcoming November Grand Sumo Tournament, the three ozeki wrestlers will take the spotlight in the final 15-day tournament of the calendar year disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. One of the six grand tournaments, the summer tournament normally ...

Shodai earns promotion to <i>ozeki</i> after winning first title

Sumo Sep 30, 2020

Shodai earns promotion to ozeki after winning first title

Shodai, who won his first makuuchi division title in the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, was promoted to the second-highest rank of ozeki on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Japanese fighting out of the Tokitsukaze stable becomes the first newly promoted ozeki since Asanoyama in March and the ...