Hakuho surpasses Kaio, sets all-time wins record

/ Jul 21, 2017

Hakuho surpasses Kaio, sets all-time wins record

Hakuho underlined his status as the most successful wrestler in sumo history on Friday, as the Mongolian yokozuna claimed a record 1,048th win at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Grand Tournament. Hakuho, who tied former ozeki Kaio's mark of 1,047 career match wins on Thursday, outlasted ...

Hakuho ties Kaio for most career wins

/ Jul 20, 2017

Hakuho ties Kaio for most career wins

Yokozuna Hakuho rebounded from a shock first defeat by beating sekiwake Tamawashi on Thursday to collect a record-tying 1,047th career win, at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho matched the all-time record held by former ozeki Kaio in the day's penultimate bout at Aichi Prefectural ...

Hakuho fails in first chance to equal mark

Jul 19, 2017

Hakuho fails in first chance to equal mark

Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho suffered a shocking first defeat at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, but still managed to hold onto sole possession of the lead with four days of the meet remaining. Hakuho (10-1) was widely expected to keep his flawless record intact ...

/ Jul 12, 2017

Yokozuna Hakuho keeps perfect record on fourth day of Nagoya Basho

Record-chasing Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho maintained his flawless start to the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, producing a well-earned fourth win against top-ranked maegashira Takakeisho on Wednesday. The day's finale at times resembled a boxing match, as both wrestlers waited for each other to make ...

Ozeki Takayasu beats Ikioi for first win of Nagoya Basho

/ Jul 10, 2017

Ozeki Takayasu beats Ikioi for first win of Nagoya Basho

Takayasu earned his first win as ozeki on the second day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, overpowering third-ranked maegshira Ikioi on Monday. A night after stumbling against Hokutofuji (1-1) to start the 15-day meet, Takayasu left nothing to chance against Ikioi, whom he had ...

Takayasu set for ozeki debut

Jul 8, 2017

Takayasu set for ozeki debut

Fighting fit and ready to rumble, newly promoted ozeki Takayasu takes center stage when the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament gets underway on Sunday. Takayasu took a hammering by yokozuna Kisenosato earlier in the week during practice bouts, but the ozeki insists he is in top ...

Kisenosato pleased with progress in recovery from injuries

Jun 27, 2017

Kisenosato pleased with progress in recovery from injuries

Yokozuna Kisenosato was content with the progress of his rehabilitation but minced words on Tuesday over his participation at the upcoming Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. The 30-year-old, who missed the last five days of May's Summer Basho due to left chest and arm muscle injuries, ...

Takayasu set for spotlight as ozeki at Nagoya meet

Jun 26, 2017

Takayasu set for spotlight as ozeki at Nagoya meet

The Japan Sumo Association released the banzuke rankings list for the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, with the spotlight set to be cast on newly promoted ozeki Takayasu at the July 9-23 meet. Takayasu's promotion to sumo's second-highest rank last month completes a respectable ...