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!”

March 2021: Days 10-12

Takayasu continues to shine! As the 2021 Spring Grand Sumo tournament reaches its concluding days, Komusubi Takayasu looks to settle his claim on the Yūshō after defeating Maegashira #2 Hokutofuji on day 12 with an oshidashi technique (frontal push out). Takayasu now holds a spectacular 10:2 win record heading into day 13 of the prestigiousContinue reading “March 2021: Days 10-12”

March 2021: Days 7-9

Takayasu marches ahead, Terunofuji and Chiyonokuni aim for Yusho contention! Surging ahead of his fellow rikishi at the 2021 Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, is Komusubi Takayasu. Despite suffering an initial setback against Maegashira #3 Meisei on Day 1, Takayasu managed to take victory in all of his subsequent bouts, leaving the rikishi with eight victoriesContinue reading “March 2021: Days 7-9”

March 2021: Days 4-6

The new battle for Yūshō between Ozeki, Komusubi, Sekiwake and Maegashira begins! After a thrilling start to the 2021 Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, six confident wrestlershave pulled ahead of the competition, each boasting stellar 5:1 win records. Currently leading the race for the Yūshō are: Asanoyama (Ozeki), Takanosho (Sekiwake), Terunofuji (Sekiwake), Takayasu (Komusubi), Myogiryu (MaegashiraContinue reading “March 2021: Days 4-6”

March 2021: Days 1-3

Yokozuna Hakuho withdraws, Sekiwake and Maegashira lead the way! Hakuho withdraws form the March meet after sustaining a knee injury It has been a dramatic start for many of the rikishi at the 2021 Spring Grand Sumo tournament, hosted once again at the Kokugikan arena in Tokyo. Not only have fans witnessed upsets from their favouriteContinue reading “March 2021: Days 1-3”

Birthday boy Asanoyama and his bid for the Spring Yusho!

Hideki Asanoyama enjoyed great success at the inaugural Sumo event of 2021, held in Tokyo, January. Now, the Ozeki wrester has a different and more personal reason to celebrate: it’s his birthday! Fans across the world recently took to social media to send their best wishes to Ozeki Asanoyama on his 27th birthday, less thanContinue reading “Birthday boy Asanoyama and his bid for the Spring Yusho!”

2021 January Basho – Days 13-15: Review (Final Day)

Daieisho makes history as he wins the 2021 January Basho! After 15 spectacular days of Sumo action, Daieisho of Saitama pref. made history after he was crowned Champion at the 2021 January Sumo Tournament; his first ever Makuuchi Division Yūshō! The Maegashira #1 Sumo wrestler first sparked interest in the event after his initial victoriesContinue reading “2021 January Basho – Days 13-15: Review (Final Day)”

2021 January Basho – Days 9-12: Review

Shodai levels with Daieisho as the January basho approaches its final day As the 12th day of the 2021 January Basho has now concluded, it’s fair to say that the first Sumo event of the year has been nothing short of a thrilling spectacle! Day 11 marked a pinnacle point in the basho for fansContinue reading “2021 January Basho – Days 9-12: Review”

2021 January Basho – Days 6-9: Review

Daieisho suffers first shocking defeat – Shodai is hot on his heels! With the 2021 January Basho drawing nearer to its latter stages, all attention is on the leader of the conquest for the Juryo, Daieisho.  After having marched his way through the first eight days of the event without a single loss, the MaegashiraContinue reading “2021 January Basho – Days 6-9: Review”

2021 January Basho – Days 3-6: Review

Daieisho and Akiseyama lead the yūshō charge with a 6:0 win record! The sixth day of Sumo bouts at the 2021 January Sumo Tournament has now concluded, with two wrestlers on the opposite side of the ranking spectrum deadlocked on perfect win-to-loss records. Those fighters are none other than: the formidable Daieisho (Maegashira #1) andContinue reading “2021 January Basho – Days 3-6: Review”