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!”

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”