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!”
May Grand Sumo Tournament 2021: Days 13-15; Terunofuji Crowned Champion!
Terunofuji wins fourth Makuuchi Division title Ozeki Terunofuji has officially won the 2021 May basho, claiming his fourth career yusho in the prestigious Makuuchi Division. The Ozeki is the second most decorated active sumo wrestler behind the legendary Yokuzuna Hakuho, who missed the tournament due to receiving knee surgery two months ago. Terunofuji looked inContinue reading “May Grand Sumo Tournament 2021: Days 13-15; Terunofuji Crowned Champion!”
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”
May Grand Sumo Tournament 2021: Days 4-6 Review
Terunofuji becomes Basho forerunner, with Takakeisho and Takayasu hot on his heels. After six days of electrifying Sumo, Ozeki Terunofuji continues to display his dominance in the ring, ending day 6 as the only undefeated wrestler in the 2021 May tournament. Following his victory over the lower ranked Maegashira #5 Hoshoryu earlier on day 6,Continue reading “May Grand Sumo Tournament 2021: Days 4-6 Review”
May Grand Sumo Tournament 2021: Days 1-3 Review
Terunofuji, Takayasu and Mitakeumi remain undefeated, Maegashira look promising We’re now three days into the May basho and Terunofuji looks as strong as ever and is continuing his stellar start in the competition. Following his victory against Maegashira #2 Tobizaru with the lesser used uwatenage kimarite (overarm throw winning technique), Terunofuji extended his score toContinue reading “May Grand Sumo Tournament 2021: Days 1-3 Review”
Terunofuji is March 2021 Grand Champion!
Sekiwake Terunofuji has become the 2021 Spring Grand Sumo Tournament champion after beating Ozeki Takakeisho with oshidashi on the final day of proceedings. As a result, the Mongolian-born wrestler will return to the prestigious rank of Ozeki as of the forthcoming May banzuke ranking list. Terunofuji began his basho campaign in style, ending day 4Continue reading “Terunofuji is March 2021 Grand Champion!”