Terunofuji still unbeaten

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 14, 2015

Terunofuji still unbeaten

Terunofuji continued to show he belongs as ozeki by posting his third win in as many days at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Komusubi Myogiryu tried to blitz Terunofuji from the tachiai, but the ozeki wouldn't budge and Myogiryu was sent reeling back ...

Terunofuji holds off Ikioi to stay unbeaten

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 13, 2015

Terunofuji holds off Ikioi to stay unbeaten

Terunofuji rolled to his second win as ozeki with victory over third-ranked maegashira Ikioi at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Terunofuji, the Emperor's Cup holder, followed up his opening-day win against Aoiyama by ushering Ikioi (0-2) out of the ring to keep out ...

Terunofuji victorious in ozeki debut

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 12, 2015

Terunofuji victorious in ozeki debut

Terunofuji dodged a bullet to score a hard-fought win over maegashira Aoiyama in his ozeki debut Sunday, the opening day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Tournament favorite Hakuho got more than he bargained for against Takarafuji in the day's final bout at Aichi Prefectural ...

Terunofuji takes spotlight entering Nagoya tournament

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 11, 2015

Terunofuji takes spotlight entering Nagoya tournament

Newly promoted ozeki Terunofuji will be out to prove his stunning championship victory in May was no fluke when the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament gets underway on Sunday. The 23-year-old Mongolian whose real name is Gantulga Ganerdene, earned promotion after a 12-3 mark at May's ...

Terunofuji poised for ozeki debut in Nagoya

Sumo Jun 29, 2015

Terunofuji poised for ozeki debut in Nagoya

Mongolian Terunofuji formally took his place among sumo's elite ranks on Monday, when he was named to fight as an ozeki in the official rankings for the upcoming 15-day Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. The 23-year-old, whose real name is Gantulga Ganerdene, earned promotion following his ...

Terunofuji promoted to ozeki after victory

Sumo May 27, 2015

Terunofuji promoted to ozeki after victory

Summer Grand Sumo Tournament champion Terunofuji was promoted to sumo's second highest rank of ozeki on Wednesday. The 23-year-old Mongolian's promotion was all but sealed after he won his first Emperor's Cup at the summer tourney in Tokyo and approved unanimously during an extraordinary session ...

Sekiwake Terunofuji wins title after Hakuho stumbles

Sumo / Basho Reports May 24, 2015

Sekiwake Terunofuji wins title after Hakuho stumbles

Sekiwake Terunofuji defeated Aoiyama and captured his first career title at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday, thanks in part to a late meltdown by yokozuna and fellow Mongolian Hakuho. With the 23-year-old Terunofuji having taken care of his Bulgarian opponent to score a ...

Hakuho has no issues in win over Terunofuji

Sumo / Basho Reports May 20, 2015

Hakuho has no issues in win over Terunofuji

Dominant yokozuna Hakuho remained firmly on course for a seventh consecutive title with a stylish win over sekiwake Terunofuji at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Winner of a record 34 career titles, the Mongolian timed his decisive move to perfection in the day's ...

Sumo / Basho Reports May 11, 2015

Hakuho bounces back in style on second day

Hakuho shrugged off his defeat to Ichinojo on opening day to get in the winner's column with a convincing victory against Takarafuji at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Ozeki hopeful Terunofuji also bounced back from a first-day loss to get on track after ...

Terunofuji puts end to Hakuho's perfect run

Sumo / Basho Reports Mar 20, 2015

Terunofuji puts end to Hakuho's perfect run

Terunofuji sentenced Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho to a shock first defeat at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday to keep his title hopes alive with two days of the 15-day basho remaining. Hakuho could have sewn up a 34th career championship with two days to ...