Asanoyama wants to build on first title

Sumo May 27, 2019

Asanoyama wants to build on first title

A day after receiving his first Emperor's Cup trophy, Summer Grand Sumo Tournament winner Asanoyama said the reality of his maiden top-level title was still sinking in on Monday. Having clinched victory with a day to spare, the No. 8 maegashira, who debuted in the ...

Asanoyama falls on basho's last day

Sumo / Basho Reports May 26, 2019

Asanoyama falls on basho's last day

U.S. President Donald Trump became the main attraction on an otherwise anticlimactic final day at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday, a day after No. 8 maegashira Asanoyama clinched his first championship. The president, accompanied by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S. first lady Melania ...

Asanoyama captures first title

Sumo / Basho Reports May 25, 2019

Asanoyama captures first title

Rank-and-filer Asanoyama clinched his maiden championship on Saturday by beating ozeki Goeido with one day remaining at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. In addition to the Emperor's Cup, the No. 8 maegashira Asanoyama will receive a trophy from U.S. President Donald Trump, who will attend ...

Asanoyama takes lead after judges reverse decision

Sumo / Basho Reports May 24, 2019

Asanoyama takes lead after judges reverse decision

Rank-and-file wrestler Asanoyama seized the sole lead at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday with a controversial win over sekiwake Tochinoshin, as Kakuryu dropped off the pace by losing to ozeki Takayasu. Yokozuna Kakuryu, who is aiming for a sixth top-level championship, dropped to ...

Kakuryu back in tie for first place

Sumo / Basho Reports May 23, 2019

Kakuryu back in tie for first place

Yokozuna Kakuryu recovered from his second upset of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament to reclaim a share of the lead with rank-and-filer Asanoyama, who suffered his second loss of the meet on Thursday. Kakuryu (10-2) was momentarily pushed back by No. 5 maegashira Ryuden (7-5) ...

Asanoyama takes lead as rivals slip

Sumo / Basho Reports May 22, 2019

Asanoyama takes lead as rivals slip

Yokozuna Kakuryu and sekiwake Tochinoshin both suffered upsets on Wednesday at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, with each falling one win behind rank-and-file wrestler Asanoyama on a bad day all-around for the sport's elites. Kakuryu was pushed out by No. 5 maegashira Myogiryu (4-7) in ...

Three wrestlers tied for lead at 9-1

Sumo / Basho Reports May 21, 2019

Three wrestlers tied for lead at 9-1

There were no big surprises at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, with yokozuna Kakuryu and sekiwake Tochinoshin both emerging victorious to stay in a three-way tie for the lead. The two wrestlers improved to 9-1 going into the final third of the 15-day ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu bounces back on ninth day

Sumo / Basho Reports May 20, 2019

Yokozuna Kakuryu bounces back on ninth day

Yokozuna Kakuryu rebounded from his first loss at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with a smooth victory on Monday, while sekiwake Tochinoshin found himself granted a win following a rare second withdrawal by new ozeki Takakeisho. The two upper-ranked fighters remain tied for the lead ...

Kakuryu, Tochinoshin fall on Day 8

Sumo / Basho Reports May 19, 2019

Kakuryu, Tochinoshin fall on Day 8

Overnight leaders Kakuryu and Tochinoshin fell into a three-way tie with rank-and-file grappler Asanoyama following their upset losses at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday. The joint leaders sit at 7-1 after lone yokozuna Kakuryu was stunned by No. 3 maegashira Tamawashi and sekiwake ...

Kakuryu, Tochinoshin tied for lead

Sumo / Basho Reports May 18, 2019

Kakuryu, Tochinoshin tied for lead

Yokozuna Kakuryu and sekiwake Tochinoshin stayed undefeated Saturday to remain joint leaders of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Pre-tournament favorite Kakuryu took another step at Ryogoku Kokugikan toward his sixth top-level title by beating No. 3 maegashira Chiyotairyu, who remains winless in 11 matches against ...