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Relieved Kakuryu revels in spring triumph

Sumo Mar 26, 2018

Relieved Kakuryu revels in spring triumph

Yokozuna Kakuryu said Monday he is relieved he was able to claim a long-awaited fourth championship despite suffering from a right-hand injury he sustained two months ago. A day after the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament concluded at Edion Arena Osaka, the 32-year-old allowed the joy ...

Kakuryu steamrolls Kaisei to close in on clinching title

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 23, 2018

Kakuryu steamrolls Kaisei to close in on clinching title

Yokozuna Kakuryu inched toward his fourth career championship on Friday, the 13th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Kakuryu (12-1) defeated No. 6 maegashira Kaisei, his closest rival in the 15-day competition, opening up a two-win lead over the field with two days of ...

Tochinoshin hands Kakuryu first defeat at Spring Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 22, 2018

Tochinoshin hands Kakuryu first defeat at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu suffered his first loss on Thursday, the 12th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, where he remained in the lead. Facing Georgian sekiwake Tochinoshin (8-4), whom he had beaten 21 times in their 22 career meetings, Kakuryu could do little more than ...

Kakuryu alone at top as Kaisei suffers first defeat

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 20, 2018

Kakuryu alone at top as Kaisei suffers first defeat

Yokozuna Kakuryu maintained his perfect record and took sole command of the lead on Tuesday, the 10th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. The yokozuna needed a few more seconds than usual to dispatch Chiyomaru (4-6) in their first career meeting, but in the ...

Kakuryu and Kaisei stay perfect at Spring Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 18, 2018

Kakuryu and Kaisei stay perfect at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu and No. 6 maegashira Kaisei each won on Sunday to remain unbeaten and in the lead on the eighth day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. The only yokozuna in the 15-day competition at Edion Arena Osaka following the withdrawals of Hakuho and ...

Kakuryu, Kaisei improve to 7-0 at Spring Basho

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 17, 2018

Kakuryu, Kaisei improve to 7-0 at Spring Basho

Yokozuna Kakuryu survived a scare to remain unbeaten and tied for the lead on Saturday, the seventh day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. After a string of comprehensive wins, the Mongolian was forced back to the straw after a strong initial slapping barrage by ...