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Mitakeumi wins Nagoya Basho

Jul 21, 2018

Mitakeumi wins Nagoya Basho

Sekiwake Mitakeumi secured his first top division title after beating Tochiozan and maintaining his two-win lead on Saturday, the penultimate day of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Mitakeumi, who made his makuuchi division debut in November 2015, clinched the championship by beating No. 13 maegashira ...

Mitakeumi bounces back, moves closer to first title

/ Jul 20, 2018

Mitakeumi bounces back, moves closer to first title

Sekiwake Mitakeumi beat Goeido at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Friday to move within one win of his first top-level title. Mitakeumi (12-1) holds the sole lead after the 13th day of the 15-day meet at Dolphins Arena, with two wrestlers sitting two wins ...

Kisenosato suffers third loss; Hakuho, Harumafuji roll on

/ May 22, 2017

Kisenosato suffers third loss; Hakuho, Harumafuji roll on

Yokozuna Kisenosato succumbed to his third loss at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday while Mongolian grand champions Hakuho and Harumafuji secured their ninth straight wins at Ryogoku Kokugikan. Kisenosato's hope of a third straight championship was dealt a severe blow by Tochiozan (5-4). ...

Tagonoura stablemates leading chase for title

/ Mar 21, 2017

Tagonoura stablemates leading chase for title

New yokozuna Kisenosato improved to 10-0 on Tuesday, the 10th day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, to retain his share of the lead with Tagonoura stablemate Takayasu. With five days left in the 15-day tourney at Edion Arena Osaka, Kisenosato, who won his first ...

Terunofuji handed first tourney defeat

/ Sep 24, 2015

Terunofuji handed first tourney defeat

Sekiwake Tochiozan upset the form chart by dealing rampant ozeki Terunofuji his first defeat at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday. Tochiozan, who entered the day having lost all five of his career matches to the larger 23-year-old Mongolian, was put on the defensive ...

Tochiozan still unbeaten

/ Sep 17, 2015

Tochiozan still unbeaten

Promotion-chasing sekiwake Tochiozan stunned overnight co-leader Kisenosato on Thursday to maintain his perfect start with a fifth win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. Tochiozan, who beat two yokozuna en route to a 10-5 mark at the last meet in Nagoya, got inside Kisenosato and ...

Hakuho handed first loss; four tied for lead

/ Jul 21, 2015

Hakuho handed first loss; four tied for lead

Yokozuna Hakuho threw away his sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, slipping and falling on his charge on Tuesday to suffer his first loss of the 15-day event. Sekiwake Tochiozan, who knocked off his second-straight yokozuna opponent, was the benefactor when Hakuho lunged ...

Jul 20, 2014

Shoulder injury sidelines sekiwake Tochiozan

Sekiwake Tochiozan pulled out of the ongoing Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday due to an injured left shoulder, his sumo elder Kasugano said. Tochiozan, who forfeits his bout against yokozuna Harumafuji the same day and drops to 2-6, withdrew from a tournament for the ...