September 2020: Tournament Preview

After an exciting return to the ring for the July tournament, Grand Sumo will make its return for the annual Aki tournament, hosted in Tokyo’s Kokugikan arena (from the 13th of September through to the 27th). This basho looks set to offer an entirely new dynamic to the sumo world, with plenty of young JūryōContinue reading “September 2020: Tournament Preview”

Hakuho: 1000 Bout Grand Champion Record

On day 10, Hakuho fought his 1000th bout as a Yokozuna against Maegashira #5 Hokutofuji. Hakuho further cemented his grip on the all-time record for “most bouts as Yokozuna” having now played 1000 bouts as a Yokozuna and 1076 Makuuchi career wins. Being already 35 years of age, many have speculated about the Mongolian rikishi‘sContinue reading “Hakuho: 1000 Bout Grand Champion Record”

July 2020 Day 8: Mid-point reflections

We’ve had a fascinating start to this July basho – taking place in Tokyo’s Kokugikan arena. Now, with the completion of the 8th day of Sumo, it is time to reflect on the first half of the tournament and highlight a few surprises and upsets, along with an update on the Yūshō contention race. KakuryuContinue reading “July 2020 Day 8: Mid-point reflections”