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Hakuoho (right) shoves out Aoiyama during the Nagoya Basho in July last year. The promising young wrestler is now part of Terunofuji's Isegahama stable after the Miyagino stable was forced to close following a bullying scandal.
Apr 3, 2024
With absorption of Miyagino stable, Isegahama looks to be building sumo super team
Whether it’s Real Madrid’s famous Galacticos or the 2024 Dodgers, few things in sport divides opinion among fans more than the creation of a super team.
Takerufuji receives the Emperor's Cup at Edion Arena Osaka on Sunday.
SUMO / Inside Sumo
Mar 26, 2024
Takerufuji’s triumph is one for the ages
The Isegahama stable rookie arguably achieved one of most surprising sporting victories of all time.
Takerufuji attends a news conference in Osaka on Monday.
Mar 25, 2024
Takerufuji rides wave of support after winning historic sumo title
The bottom-ranked No. 17 maegashira became the first wrestler in 110 years to win a championship in his top-division debut.
Takerufuji compiled a 13-2 record in Osaka to become the first wrestler since Ryogoku in 1914 to win his maiden 15-day competition in the top division.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 24, 2024
Takerufuji makes sumo history as first rookie top-division winner since 1914
The 24-year-old won his first Emperor's Cup faster than any wrestler since sumo adopted the calendar of six annual grand tournaments.
Asanoyama (right) defeats top-division debutant Takerufuji, ensuring that the title in Osaka comes down to the final day on Sunday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 23, 2024
Asanoyama pauses rookie Takerufuji's historic title bid
An apparent injury suffered by the top-division rookie has further clouded his attempt at history.
Takerufuji (left), who is making his top-division debut, shoves out Wakamotoharu to move to within a win of claiming a historic Emperor's Cup.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 22, 2024
Debutant Takerufuji on brink of historic championship
The 24-year-old from Aomori Prefecture is bidding to become the first makuuchi-division debutant to win the Emperor's Cup since Ryogoku in May 1914.
Takerufuji (left) is thrown to the ground by Hoshoryu on Thursday during the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 21, 2024
Hoshoryu hands star rookie Takerufuji his first loss in Osaka
The bottom-ranked No. 17 maegashira dropped to 11-1 as he was tossed from the ring by the Mongolian-born ozeki.
With 56 of his first 66 career wins coming via sumo’s two most fundamental techniques (namely frontal push out and frontal force out), Takerufuji utilizes a straight-ahead traditional style that is sure to endear him to purists.
Mar 21, 2024
Red-hot rookie Takerufuji off to historic start in Osaka tourney
In remaining unbeaten over the meet’s first 11 days, Takerufuji equaled all-time great Taiho’s record for the best-ever start for a debutant.
No. 17 maegashira Takerufuji (top) forces out ozeki Kotonowaka on Day 11 of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament at Edion Arena Osaka in Osaka on Wednesday.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 20, 2024
Takerufuji ties Taiho's top-tier rookie win streak record of 11
The 24-year-old defeated his fellow title rival and ozeki Kotonowaka at Edion Arena Osaka.
Takerufuji (left) pushes Onosato out of the ring at Edion Arena on Tuesday in Osaka.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 19, 2024
Top-division rookie Takerufuji continues unbeaten march
The No. 17 maegashira from the Isegahama stable improved to 10-0 with an impressive push-out victory.
Takerufuji (left) pushes Ryuden over the straw bales on Sunday in Osaka, becoming the first wrestler to secure a winning record by improving to 8-0 at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 17, 2024
Rookie Takerufuji keeps outright lead and claims winning record
Fighting as a No. 17 maegashira, the 24-year-old from the Isegahama stable became the first wrestler to secure a winning record by improving to 8-0.
Terunofuji, who has long-standing knee issues as well as back pain, has been far from his best this month in Osaka.
SUMO / Basho reports
Mar 15, 2024
Terunofuji loses third in a row as prospects Onosato and Takerufuji lead
Terunofuji won his ninth Emperor's Cup in January but the Mongolian-born yokozuna has been far from his best this month.


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