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 ...