Originally from Mongolia, Hakuho moved to Japan at the age 15 with the aim to become aprofessional Sumo wrestler. Since making his debut in the Makuuchi Division in 2001,Hakuho has won 45 career titles, as well as over 1000 individual victories, making him themost successful fighter to ever compete in the sport. While sad forContinue reading “Sumo’s most decorated wrestler, East Yokozuna Hakuho, has officially retired from the sport at the age of 36.”
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Terunofuji wins 2021 September Basho!
Newly promoted West Yokozuna, Terunofuji, claimed his fifth career title in the Makuuchidivision, displaying a stellar 13:2 win record on the Final Day to take the yūshō. The Mongolian-born wrestler was in superb form from the outset of the event; boasting a8:0 score after eight days of fighting – finding some strong victories against theContinue reading “Terunofuji wins 2021 September Basho!”
Yokozuna Terunofuji! Terunofuji Promoted To Top Rank of Professional Sumo
Terunofuji has been officially named as the sport’s 73rd Yokozuna wrestler, making theMongolian born rikishi the first competitor to reach Sumo’s highest rank since now retired Kakuryu gained the prestigious status nearly five years ago. Four-time makuuchi division champion, Terunofuji, was promoted from the prestigious Ozeki rank just days after his outstanding performance in theContinue reading “Yokozuna Terunofuji! Terunofuji Promoted To Top Rank of Professional Sumo”
July 2021 Grand Sumo Tournament: Hakuho wins the Emperor’s cup!
Yokozuna Hakuho has claimed his 45th career title in the Makuuchi Division after defeating Ozeki Terunofuji in a truly electrifying Grand Sumo Final! Hakuho’s returning victory wasn’t by any means easy; it was all to play for on theFinal Day of the July basho, with the two Sumo kings, Yokozuna Hakuho and OzekiTerunofuji, both makingContinue reading “July 2021 Grand Sumo Tournament: Hakuho wins the Emperor’s cup!”
July 2021 Grand Sumo Tournament: Days 10-12 Reflection.
Basho leaders get set for decisive battle, Maegashira double digit finishes inbound! The July Basho is set to offer a dramatic ending, as the two tournament forerunners,Yokozuna Hakuho and Ozeki Terunofuji, get ready to battle it out for the Emperor’s Cup. Theillustrious duo enter Day 13 with perfect 12:0 winning records. Reaching Day 13 withoutContinue reading “July 2021 Grand Sumo Tournament: Days 10-12 Reflection.”
July 2021 Grand Sumo Tournmanet: Days 7-9 Reflection
Hakuho and Terunofuji pull ahead, Kotonowaka and Ichiyamoto behind by two Hakuho extended his spotless score-line to 9:0 on Day 9, claiming a comfortable victory over Maegashira #4 Chiyotairyu with a yorikiri (frontal force out) winning technique. While a successful bout for the Yokozuna against the struggling Chiyotairyu was to be expected (the Maegashira fallingContinue reading “July 2021 Grand Sumo Tournmanet: Days 7-9 Reflection”
July 2021 Grand Sumo Tournament: Days 4-6 Reflection.
Yokozuna Hakuho and Ozeki Terunofuji remain undefeated: Kotonowaka trails by one. After six days of exciting Sumo, Ozeki Terunofuji and Yokozuna Hakuho continue todominate, clearing Day 6 without a single loss on their tallies. The pair of fighters currently sit alone at the top of the tournament leaderboard, however, a strong start sees Maegashira #11Continue reading “July 2021 Grand Sumo Tournament: Days 4-6 Reflection.”
July 2021 Grand Sumo Tournament: Days 1-3 Reflection.
Yokozuna Hakuho is back with a blast! Sumo’s most decorated wrestler, Yokozuna Hakuho, who has won 44 career MakuuchiDivision titles, began his campaign in the July event in a truly dominant fashion. Despite returning from injury – the Mongolian-born wrestler was forced to undergo endoscopic surgery on his knee after pulling out from the MayContinue reading “July 2021 Grand Sumo Tournament: Days 1-3 Reflection.”
May Grand Sumo Tournament 2021: Days 10 – 12 Review
Terunofuji and Takakeisho fight it out for the Yūshō! With just three days of Sumo bouts left in the 2021 May basho, Ozeki rivals Terunofuji and Takakeisho get ready to contest for the right to be crowned tournament champion. After winning 10 consecutive bouts since the outset of the basho, current favourite Terunofuji appeared inContinue reading “May Grand Sumo Tournament 2021: Days 10 – 12 Review”
May Grand Sumo Tournament 2021: Days 7-9 Review
The May basho has already reached its half-way mark and the leading wrestler, Ozeki Terunofuji, remains unbeaten at the end of day 9, boasting a staggering 9:0 record. Terunofuji’s stellar start to the competition has given him a significant advantage over joint second place and fellow Ozeki rival, Takakeisho, who concluded the day with aContinue reading “May Grand Sumo Tournament 2021: Days 7-9 Review”