Kotoyuki Absent Through Injury
Kotoyuki has pulled out of the July basho after sustaining a knee injury in his fight against Shimanoumi on Day 13.
Takanosho Secures Kachi-Koshi; Significant Final Bout for Tokushoryu
Takanosho secured his kachi-koshi on Day 14 in the bout against March basho winner: Tokushoryu. Takanosho now stands with 8 wins and 6 losses, while Tokushoryu is in a precarious position with 7 wins and 7 losses.
Onosho Wins For The First Time In The July Basho
Onosho had got off to a terrible start in this July basho, losing all 13 of his opening matches and was looking at ending the tournament with a perfect losing record – a feat only accomplished 4 times throughout history. Thankfully, the Maegashira #2 rikishi‘s fortunes were turned today and he managed to secure his first victory in this tournament against Ikioi.
Terunofuji loses to Sekiwake Shodai; Yūshō Update
An upset for Terunofuji saw him lose to the higher ranked opponent – Sekiwake Shodai – in the final half of play on Day 14. Both men have had a great tournament so far, with Shodai currently sitting at 11 wins and 3 losses and Terunofuji now sitting at 12 wins and 2 losses. Shodai is by no means out of title contention, however, all of: Mitakeumi, Terunofuji and Asanoyama must lose for him to claim the Yūshō.
Asanoyama lost in the final bout of the day versus Terutsuyoshi to go 11-3.
Terunofuji remains the sole frontrunner in the Yūshō.
Yūshō update: Terunofuji (12-2), Asanoyama (11-3), Mitakeumi (11-3), Shodai (11-3).