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Day 15

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 the…

Day 15

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 the…

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 making…

Day 12

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 without…

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 falling…

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 #11…

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 May…

Day 15

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 in…

Day 12

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 in…

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 a…

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,…

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 to…

May Grand Sumo Tournament 2021: Day 1 Review

Yokozuna absent; Ozeki take centre stage once again! Following the withdrawal of Yokozuna Hakuho – due to more recovery time needed after surgery on a prolonged knee injury – all eyes fall on the Ozeki ranked wrestlers who, after winning all four of their day 1 bouts in the 2021 May basho, are once again…

Day 15

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 4…

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 prestigious…

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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 victories…

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 (Maegashira…

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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 favourite…

January 2021: Roundup

With the 2021 January Sumo Tournament now concluded, sumo fans can reminisceover the dramatic twists and turns of the year’s first Sumo event that left fans full of aweand admiration for the participating competitors. The Basho commences After the heart-rendering news that the two Yokozuna competitors – Hakuho and Kakuryu –had withdrawn from the Basho…

Day 15

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 victories…

Day 12

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 fans…

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 Maegashira…

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) and…

2021 January Basho – Days 1-3: Review

After three thrilling days of exciting sumo bouts and in keeping with the excellent 2020 season, the 2021 January event has got off to a suitably unpredictable start! With the top two Yokozuna wrestlers (Hakuho and Kakuryu) having withdrawn from thetournament prior to its start, Sumo fans across the world would havebeen forgiven for predicting…

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Sumo 2021 – January Tournament Preview

Happy New Year! With a hopeful and brighter 2021 replacing the gruelling year that was 2020, it’s fair to say that fans of Sumo around the world will be immensely looking forward to the first Sumo tournament of the year. The world’s best wrestlers will fight it out in the ring for the chance of…

My-Dohyo on Social Media!

My-Dohyo is now on Social Media! It goes without saying that 2020 has been a tough year for all sumo-loving fans around the world. However, the strength of the sumo world has by no means been broken – on the contrary, it is growing stronger: fans were allowed to attend live sumo in September for…

November 2020: Days 10 to 12 (4/5)

Welcome back for MyDohyo’s fourth installment in our November review series, where we’ll provide another update on the yusho in addition to the significant highlights from the previous 3-Days of action. Disappointing basho for Enho and Kiribayama Well, it’s been a frustrating tournament for Maegashira #11 Enho and Maegashira #1 Kiribayama, with both men scoring…

November 2020: Days 7 to 9 Review (3/5)

Welcome back to MyDohyo for the third in our series of five tournament review articles! Today we shall take a look at the action from days 7 up until the end of play on day 9, providing our highlights in addition to an update on the yusho title contention race. Sore consolation for Make-Koshi Enho…

November 2020: Days 3 to 6 Review (2/5)

Welcome to the second installment of MyDohyo’s tournament review series, where we’ll be looking at how various rikishi have performed compared to expected (based on previous reviews and pre-existing tournament data) and provide an update on the yusho title race contention. Day 5 marks the end of the line for Shin-Ozeki Shodai’s November yusho hopes.…

November 2020: Days 1 to 3 Review (1/5)

We’re now a fifth of the way through the November basho, which means it is time for MyDohyo’s first 3-Day review: Throughout the course of this tournament, we are striving to provide you with as much meaningful content as possible and aim to provide you with a series of 3-Day reviews to help get your…

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November Basho – 2020

MyDohyo are returning for the November basho to bring you the latest information from the world of professional Sumo, with tournament progression updates every three days and live tweets to guide you along as the action unfolds! After a lengthy absence from our calendars, Grand Sumo is set for a spectacular return to our screens…

Day 7

September 2020: Day-7 Fixtures & Results (19th of September) – Complete

Absent rikishi: East Maegashira #16, Kyokutaisei – Day 5 West Maegashira #11, Kotoshogiku – Day 3 (Has now returned from absence, Day 7) East Yokozuna, Hakuho – Day 1 West Yokozuna, Kakuryu – Day 1 West Maegashira #13, Ishiura – Day 1 West Maegashira #14, Abi – Day 1 West Juryo #7, Azumaryu – Day…

September 2020: Day-6 Fixtures & Results (18th of September) – Complete

Absent rikishi: East Maegashira #16, Kyokutaisei – Day 5 West Maegashira #11, Kotoshogiku – Day 3 East Yokozuna, Hakuho – Day 1 West Yokozuna, Kakuryu – Day 1 West Maegashira #13, Ishiura – Day 1 West Maegashira #14, Abi – Day 1 West Juryo #7, Azumaryu – Day 1 East Juryo #14 , Fujiazuma -…

September 2020: Day-5 Fixtures & Results (17th of September) – Complete

Absent rikishi: East Maegashira #16, Kyokutaisei – Day 5 West Maegashira #11, Kotoshogiku – Day 3 East Yokozuna, Hakuho – Day 1 West Yokozuna, Kakuryu – Day 1 West Maegashira #13, Ishiura – Day 1 West Maegashira #14, Abi – Day 1 West Juryo #7, Azumaryu – Day 1 East Juryo #14 , Fujiazuma -…

September 2020: Day-4 Fixtures & Results (16th of September) – Complete

Absent rikishi: West Maegashira #11, Kotoshogiku – Day 3 East Yokozuna, Hakuho – Day 1 West Yokozuna, Kakuryu – Day 1 West Maegashira #13, Ishiura – Day 1 West Maegashira #14, Abi – Day 1 West Juryo #7, Azumaryu – Day 1 East Juryo #14 , Fujiazuma – Day 1 Fixtures and results: EastWinnerWestMaegashira #17…

September 2020: Day 3 Roundup

We’re three days into the September basho and there already have been many talking points. So, without further ado, let’s discuss sumo! Days 1 – 3 Well, not really surprising due to the amount of injuries going around in professional Sumo’s current climate, but many rikishi have pulled out of this Aki tournament: Yokozuna, Hakuho,…

September 2020: Day-3 Fixtures & Results (15th of September) – Complete

Absent rikishi: West Maegashira #11, Kotoshogiku – Day 3 East Yokozuna, Hakuho – Day 1 West Yokozuna, Kakuryu – Day 1 West Maegashira #13, Ishiura – Day 1 West Maegashira #14, Abi – Day 1 West Juryo #7, Azumaryu – Day 1 East Juryo #14 , Fujiazuma – Day 1 Fixtures and results: EastWinnerWestMaegashira #16…

September 2020: Day-2 Fixtures & Results (14th of September) – Complete

Absent rikishi: East Yokozuna, Hakuho – Day 1 West Yokozuna, Kakuryu – Day 1 West Maegashira #13, Ishiura – Day 1 West Maegashira #14, Abi – Day 1 West Juryo #7, Azumaryu – Day 1 East Juryo #14 , Fujiazuma – Day 1 Fixtures and results: EastWinnerWestMaegashira #16 Kyokutaisei(1-1)Ichinojo Maegashira #17 Ichinojo(1-1)Maegashira #15 Shimanoumi(1-1)Shimanoumi Maegashira #16 Hoshoryu(1-1)Maegashira…

September 2020: Day-1 Fixtures & Results (13th of September) – Complete

Absent rikishi: East Yokozuna, Hakuho – Day 1 West Yokozuna, Kakuryu – Day 1 West Maegashira #13, Ishiura – Day 1 West Maegashira #14, Abi – Day 1 West Juryo #7, Azumaryu – Day 1 East Juryo #14 , Fujiazuma – Day 1 Fixtures and results: EastWinnerWestMaegashira #17 Ichinojo(0-1)HoshoryuMaegashira #16 Hoshoryu(1-0)Maegashira #16 Kyokutaisei(1-0)KyokutaiseiMaegashira #15 Shohozan(0-1)Maegashira…

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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 Jūryō…

September 2020 Grand Sumo Tournament Listings

The Banzuke (rankings) for each Makuuchi (top division) wrestler can be found below (sorted by descending order of rank). Note: – E denotes “East”, – W denotes “West”. YokozunaHakuho – EKakuryu – WOzekiAsanoyama – ETakakeisho – WSekiwakeShodai – EMitakeumi – WDaieisho – EKomusubiOkinoumi – EEndo – WMaegashira#1Terunofuji – ETakanosho – W#2Hokutofuji – ETamawashi – W#3Myogiryu…

Day 15

Day 15 Highlights

Today marked the 15th and final day of play in the July 2020 basho and with the prospect of a four way fight for the Yūshō at the start of play, day 15’s action provided an entertaining ending to the first Sumo tournament since March. Ichinojo Granted a Makuuchi Bout for Final Day Ichinojo made…

Day 15

July 2020: Day-15 Final Day Fixtures & Results (2nd of August)- Complete

Following on from Day-14’s bouts, we have now reached the final day of play here on Day-15 of 2020’s July tournament – 2nd of August 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions).Kotonowaka – absent from Day 8; Returning from Day 14.Takakeisho – Day 12Hakuho – Day 13.Kotoyuki -…

Day 14 Highlights

Kotoyuki Absent Through Injury Kotoyuki has pulled out of the July basho after sustaining a knee injury in his fight against Shimanoumi on Day 13. Takanosho Secures Kachi-Koshi; Significant Final Bout for Tokushoryu Takanosho secured his kachi-koshi on Day 14 in the bout against March basho winner: Tokushoryu. Takanosho now stands with 8 wins and…

Day 14

July 2020: Day-14 Fixtures & Results (1st of August)- Complete

Following on from Day-13’s bouts, we have now reached the second half of the tournament here on Day-14 of 2020’s July tournament – 1st of August 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions).Kotonowaka – absent from Day 8; Returning from Day 14.Takakeisho – Day 12Hakuho – Day 13.Kotoyuki…

Enho vs Tamawashi

Day 13 Highlights

Tochinoshin Kachi-Koshi In the first bout of the day, Tochinoshin achieved his first kachi-koshi in over a year meaning he now has scored more wins than losses in this July basho. Tochinoshin fought Chiyomaru in the day 13 opening bout in a mawashi battle. Kotoshoho Kachi-Koshi Along with Tochinoshin, the young rikishi Kotoshoho has achieved…

Day 13

July 2020: Day-13 Fixtures & Results (31st of July)- Completed

Following on from Day-12’s bouts, we have now reached the second half of the tournament here on Day-13 of 2020’s July tournament – 31st of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions).Kotonowaka – absent from Day 8; Returning from Day 14.Takakeisho – Day 12Hakuho – Day 13.…

Day 12

July 2020: Day-12 Fixtures & Results (30th of July)- Complete

Following on from Day-11’s bouts, we have now reached the second half of the tournament here on Day-12 of 2020’s July tournament – 30th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions).Kotonowaka – Day 8.Takakeisho – Day 12 EASTWINNERWESTJuryo #2 Tobizaru(7-5)TobizaruMaegashira #15 Chiyomaru(3-9)Maegashira #16 Nishikigi(5-7)WakatakakageMaegashira #14 Wakatakakage(8-4)Maegashira…

July 2020: Day-11 Fixtures & Results (29th of July)- Complete

Following on from Day-10’s bouts, we have now reached the second half of the tournament here on Day-11 of 2020’s July tournament – 29th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions).Kotonowaka – Day 8. EASTWINNERWESTMaegashira #16 Nishikigi(5-6) NishikigiJuryo #1 Chiyoshoma(3-8)Maegashira #15 Chiyomaru(3-8) WakatakakageMaegashira #14 Wakatakakage(7-4)Maegashira #17 Terunofuji(10-1) TerunofujiMaegashira #11…

Watch Grand Sumo Live – Day 11 (29th of July 2020)

Sumo has provided some excellent highlights reels over the years, but is equally as riveting live! So, why not join us in watching the July basho live through the following channels: Watch Grand Sumo Highlights on NHK-World Japan! Broadcast for the second half of action starts at 17:30 BST or 16:30 UTC on the 28th…

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’s…

Day 10

July 2020: Day-10 Fixtures & Results (28th of July)- Complete

Following on from Day-9’s bouts, we have now reached the mid-point of the tournament here on Day-10 of 2020’s July tournament – 28th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions).Kotonowaka – Day 8. EASTWINNERWESTJuryo #1 Meisei(6-4) KotoekoMaegashira #16 Kotoeko(7-3)Maegashira #13 Takayasu(5-5)Wakatakakage Maegashira #14 Wakatakakage(6-4)Maegashira #12 Sadanoumi(4-6)Chiyomaru Maegashira #15 Chiyomaru(3-7)Maegashira…

Watch Grand Sumo Live – Day 10 (28th of July 2020)

Sumo has provided some excellent highlights reels over the years, but is equally as riveting live! So, why not join us in watching the July basho live through the following channels: Watch Grand Sumo Highlights on NHK-World Japan! Broadcast for the second half of action starts at 17:30 BST or 16:30 UTC on the 28th…

July 2020 Day 9: Enho denied victory against Ozeki Takakeisho

In the penultimate bout of the day, Maegashira #6 Enho faced Ozeki Takakeisho in a fierce encounter which ended after a controversial decision by the gyoji gifted Takakeisho the victory. The match referee awarded Takakeisho the bout after a mono-ii (a process whereby the sideline referees congregate to elucidate which rikishi left the ring first)…

July 2020: Day-9 Fixtures & Results (27th of July)- Complete

Following on from Day-8’s bouts, we have now reached the mid-point of the tournament here on Day-9 of 2020’s July tournament – 27th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions).Kotonowaka – Day 8. EASTWINNERWESTJuryo #4 Daiamami(4-5)Kotoyuki Maegashira #17 Kotoyuki(3-6)Maegashira #13 Takayasu(5-4)Takayasu Maegashira #15 Chiyomaru(2-7)Maegashira #16 Nishikigi(3-6)Nishikigi Maegashira #12 Shohozan(2-7)Maegashira…

Watch Grand Sumo Live – Day 9 (27th of July 2020)

Sumo has provided some excellent highlights reels over the years, but is equally as riveting live! So, why not join us in watching the July basho live through the following channels: Watch Grand Sumo Highlights on NHK-World Japan! Broadcast for the second half of action starts at 17:30 BST or 16:30 UTC on the 27th…

Day 8 Reflection

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. Kakuryu…

Day 8

July 2020: Day-8 Fixtures & Results (26th of July) – Complete

Following on from Day-7’s bouts, we have now reached the mid-point of the tournament here on Day-8 of 2020’s July tournament – 25th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions).Kotonowaka – Day 8. EASTWINNERWESTMaegashira #16 Nishikigi(2-6)TerunofujiMaegashira #17 Terunofuji(7-1)Maegashira #13 Takayasu(4-4)KotoekoMaegashira #16 Kotoeko(6-2)Maegashira #12 Sadanoumi(4-4)SadanoumiMaegashira #15 Kotoshoho(6-2)Maegashira…

Enho vs Tamawashi

Day 7 Highlights

Abi absent from Day 7 Abi is out from day 7 for breaching Sumo’s infection mitigation restrictions after visiting a restaurant with friends on day 6. The decision to remove Abi from play was made by his oyakata (stablemaster) so that he can learn to make more responsible decisions in the future. It is unclear…

Day 7

July 2020: Day-7 Fixtures & Results (25th of July) – Complete

Following on from Day-6’s bouts, here are the fixtures for Day-7 of 2020’s July tournament – 25th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. Abi – Day 7 (breached lockdown restrictions). EASTWINNERWESTJuryo #3 Kyokushuho(3-5)ChiyomaruMaegashira #15 Chiyomaru(2-6)Maegashira #17 Terunofuji(6-1)TerunofujiMaegashira #14 Wakatakakage(3-4)Maegashira #14 Kotoshogiku(5-2) KotoshogikuMaegashira #16 Nishikigi(2-5)Maegashira #12 Sadanoumi(3-4) SadanoumiMaegashira #17 Kotoyuki(1-6)Maegashira #16 Kotoeko(5-2)Kotoeko Maegashira #11 Tochinoshin(4-3)Maegashira #11…

Watch Grand Sumo Live – Day 6 (24th of July 2020)

Sumo has provided some excellent highlights reels over the years, but is equally as riveting live! For live updates on the 6th day of Sumo, check out the Fixtures and Results page. So, why not join us in watching the July basho live through the following channels: Watch Grand Sumo Highlights on NHK-World Japan! Broadcast…

July 2020: Day-6 Fixtures & Results (24th of July) – Complete

Following on from Day-5’s bouts, here are the fixtures for Day-6 of 2020’s July tournament – 24th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. EASTWINNERWESTNishikigi(2-4) AzumaryuJuryo #3 Azumaryu(4-2)Kotoshoho(5-1)Terunofuji Terunofuji(5-1)Takayasu(4-2) TakayasuKotoyuki(1-5)Chiyomaru(0-6)Kotonowaka Kotonowaka(4-2)Sadanoumi(2-4) WakatakakageWakatakakage(3-3)Kotoeko(4-2)Shohozan Shohozan(1-5)Kotoshogiku(4-2)Tochinoshin Tochinoshin(4-2)Tamawashi(5-1)Tamawashi Myogiryu(5-1)Shimanoumi(2-4)Shimanoumi Ikioi(2-4)Ishiura(2-4) IshiuraKaisei(2-4)Enho(3-3)Enho Chiyotairyu(3-3)Abi(3-3)Ryuden Ryuden(2-4)Tokushoryu(3-3) TokushoryuHokutofuji(4-2)Terutsuyoshi(2-4)Aoiyama Aoiyama(3-3)Kagayaki(3-3)Kagayaki Yutakayama(0-6)Daieisho(3-3) TakanoshoTakanosho(3-3)Shodai(5-1)Shodai Endo(1-5)Okinoumi(3-3)Mitakeumi Mitakeumi(6-0)Takakeisho(4-2)Kiribayama Kiribayama(2-4)Onosho(0-6)Asanoyama Asanoyama(6-0)Hakuho(6-0)Hakuho Takarafuji(2-5)

Day 5 Highlight Bout: Takayasu VS Terunofuji

Takayasu and Terunofuji – both former Ozeki – have historically been an even matchup, with Takayasu just edging out in front of his Mongolian counterpart by winning 8 and losing 7 of their previous encounters. At the start of play on Day 5, the former Ozeki Takayasu had scored 2 wins and 2 losses this…

Day 5

July 2020: Day-5 Fixtures & Results (23rd of July) – Complete

(Score board taken from Wikimedia Commons) Following on from Day-4’s bouts, here are the fixtures for Day-5 of 2020’s July tournament – 23rd of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2.   East  Winner  WestJuryo #2 Tobizaru(2-3)Kotoeko  Kotoeko(4-1)  Nishikigi(2-3) Nishikigi  Chiyomaru(0-5)  Kotoyuki(1-4) Wakatakakage  Wakatakakage   (2-3)  Takayasu(3-2) Takayasu  Terunofuji(4-1)  Kotoshoho(5-0) Kotoshoho  Shohozan(0-5)  Sadanoumi(2-3) Tochinoshin  Tochinoshin(3-2)  Shimanoumi(1-4) Kotoshogiku  Kotoshogiku(4-1)  Kotonowaka(3-2) Myogiryu  Myogiryu(5-0) …

Watch Grand Sumo Live – Day 5 (23rd of July 2020)

Sumo has provided some excellent highlights reels over the years, but is equally as riveting live! For live updates on the 5th day of Sumo, check out the Fixtures and Results page. So, why not join us in watching the July basho live through the following channels: Watch Grand Sumo Highlights on NHK-World Japan! Broadcast…

Enho VS Aoiyama – Screenshot taken from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP2_9FGK6TA

Day-4 Highlight Bout: Enho VS Aoiyama

In the sport of Sumo, there can hardly be a more disproportionate matchup than these two rikishi; at 169.0cm tall and weighing just 96kg, Enho is the smallest rikishi in the dohyo during the July tournament, whilst his Bulgarian opponent, Aoiyama, is 192cm tall and weighs 194kg. Watch Day-4’s bout here: Taking into account the…

Original image from Wikimedia Commons

July 2020: Day-4 Fixtures & Results (22nd of July) – Complete

(Score board taken from Wikimedia Commons) Following on from Day-3’s bouts, here are the fixtures for Day-4 of 2020’s July tournament – 22nd of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. EastWinnerWestTerunofuji(4-0)TerunofujiJuryo #1Chiyoshoma (0-4)Kotoyuki(1-3)KotoyukiChiyomaru(0-4)Takayasu(2-2)KotoshohoKotoshoho(4-0)Wakatakakage(1-3)WakatakakageKotonowaka(3-1)Sadanoumi(2-2)KotoekoKotoeko (3-1)Kotoshogiku (3-1)KotoshogikuShohozan(0-4)Nishikigi (1-3)TochinoshinTochinoshin (2-2)Tamawashi(3-1)ShimanoumiShimanoumi(1-3)Myogiryu(4-0)MyogiryuIkioi (1-3)Kaisei (2-2)KaiseiChiyotairyu(2-2)Ishiura (1-3)TokushoryuTokushoryu (2-2)Abi(2-2)AbiTerutsuyoshi (2-2)Ryuden (1-3)HokutofujiHokutofuji (3-1)Enho (2-2)EnhoAoiyama(1-3)Takarafuji(2-2)TakarafujiKagayaki (2-2)Onosho (0-4)OkinoumiOkinoumi (3-1)Shodai (3-1)ShodaiKiribayama (1-3)Yutakayama (0-4)MitakeumiMitakeumi (4-0)Takakeisho (3-1)TakakeishoEndo(1-3)Daieisho…

Watch Grand Sumo Live – Day 4 (22nd of July 2020)

Sumo has provided some excellent highlights reels over the years, but is equally as riveting live! For live updates on the 4th day of Sumo, check out the Fixtures and Results page. So, why not join us in watching the July basho live through the following channels: Watch Grand Sumo Highlights on NHK-World Japan! Broadcast…

Screenshot from Day-3 Terutsuyoshi vs Ishiura https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riQEonO83r4

Day-3 Highlight Bout: Terutsuyoshi vs Ishiura

Day 3 saw Maegashira #7 Terutsuyoshi take on the speedy Maegashira #8, Ishiura. Terutsuyoshi started this bout with a perfect tournament score, achieving 2 wins and 0 losses as of the start of play on the 21st: beating both Tokushoryu and Ryuden consecutively on days 1 and 2 of the July basho. Ishiura on the…

Original Photot from Wikimedia commons

July 2020: Day-3 Fixtures & Results (21st of July) – Complete

(Score board taken from Wikimedia Commons) Following on from Day-2’s exciting bouts, here are the fixtures for Day-3 of 2020’s July tournament – 21st of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu – Day 2. EastWinnerWestJuryo #1Meisei (3-0)Meisei Kotoyuki(0-3)Terunofuji(3-0)TerunofujiChiyomaru(0-3)Kotoshoho(3-0)KotoshohoNishikigi (1-2)Kotoeko (2-1)KotoekoWakatakakage(0-3)Takayasu(2-1)TakayasuKotoshogiku(2-1)Kotonowaka (3-0)KotonowakaShohozan(0-3)Shimanoumi(0-3)SadanoumiSadanoumi (2-1)Tochinoshin (1-2)MyogiryuMyogiryu(3-0)Tamawashi(3-0)TamawashiKaisei (1-2)Ikioi (1-2)ChiyotairyuChiyotairyu(2-1)Terutsuyoshi(2-1)IshiuraIshiura (1-2)Tokushoryu (1-2)TokushoryuRyuden(1-2)Abi(1-2)AbiEnho (1-2)Hokutofuji (2-1)HokutofujiAoiyama(1-2)Kagayaki (2-1)KiribayamaKiribayama(1-2)Daieisho (2-1)TakarafujiTakarafuji(1-2)Onosho (0-3)MitakeumiMitakeumi (3-0)Shodai (2-1)TakanoshoTakanosho(1-2)Yutakayama (0-3)AsanoyamaAsanoyama (3-0)Takakeisho (2-1)OkinoumiOkinoumi…

Watch Grand Sumo Live – Day 3 (21st of July 2020)

Sumo has provided some excellent highlights reels over the years, but is equally as riveting live! For live updates on the 3rd day of Sumo, check out the Fixtures and Results page. So, why not join us in watching the July basho live through the following channels: Watch Grand Sumo Highlights on NHK-World Japan! Broadcast…

July 2020 Day-2: Kakuryu absent through injury

The July basho got off to a rocky start for the mongolian wrestler, Kakuryu; not only did he trip up in his first bout against Endo – during an attempted manoeuvre to disrupt his Maegashira #1 opponent’s balance – but that same koshikudake – “inadvertent collapse” – aggravated an elbow injury he had sustained in…

Sumo_scoreboard_close_up_2008_May_last_day [Image From Wikimedia]

July 2020: Day-2 Fixtures & Results (20th of July) – Complete

(Score board taken from Wikimedia Commons) Following on from Day-1’s exciting return to the bouts, here are the fixtures for Day-2 of 2020’s July tournament – 20th of July 2020. Absent rikishi: Kakuryu (Right elbow injury aggravated by his fall in the Day 1 bout vs Endo). EastWinnerWestNishikigi(1-1)Nishikigi Kotoyuki(0-2)Terunofuji(2-0)TerunofujiKotoeko(1-1)Kotoshogiku(2-0)KotoshogikuChiyomaru(0-2)Kotoshoho(2-0)KotoshohoWakatakakage(0-2)Sadanoumi(1-1)KotonowakaKotonowaka(2-0)Takayasu(1-1)TakayasuShohozan(0-2)Kaisei(1-1)KaiseiTochinoshin(1-1)Shimanoumi(0-2)ShimanoumiMyogiryu(2-0)Ishiura(0-2)IkioiIkioi(1-1)Tamawashi(2-0)TamawashiChiyotairyu(1-1)Enho(1-1)EnhoTokushoryu(0-2)Terutsuyoshi(2-0)TerutsuyoshiRyuden(1-1)Kagayaki(2-0)KagayakiHokutofuji(1-1)Abi(0-2)AoiyamaAoiyama(1-1)Kiribayama(0-2)OkinoumiOkinoumi(1-1)Shodai(2-0)ShodaiTakarafuji(0-2)Takanosho(0-2)MitakeumiMitakeumi (2-0)Takakeisho(2-0)TakakeishoOnosho (0-2)Endo(1-1)AsanoyamaAsanoyama (2-0)Hakuho(2-0)HakuhoYutakayama (0-2)Daieisho (2-0)Daieisho (Won by…

Watch Grand Sumo Live – Day 2 (20th of July 2020)

Sumo has provided some excellent highlights reels over the years, but is equally as riveting live! So, why not join us in watching the July basho live through the following channels: Watch Grand Sumo Highlights on NHK-World Japan! Broadcast for the second half of action starts at 17:30 BST or 16:30 UTC on the 20th…

Watch Grand Sumo Live – Day 1 (19th of July 2020)

Sumo has provided some excellent highlights reels over the years, but is equally as riveting live! So, why not join us in watching the July basho live through the following channels: Watch Grand Sumo Live on NHK-World Japan! Broadcast for the second half of action starts at 09:10 BST or 08:10 UTC on the 19th…

Sumo_scoreboard_close_up_2008_May_last_day [Image From Wikimedia]

July 2020: Day-1 Fixtures & Results (19th of July) – Complete

(Score board taken from Wikimedia Commons) Here are the fixtures for Day-1 of 2020’s July tournament, starting on the 19th. EastWinnerWestTerunofuji(1-0)Terunofuji Kotoyuki(0-1)Nishikigi(0-1)KotoekoKotoeko(1-0)Kotoshoho(1-0)KotoshohoChiyomaru(0-1)Kotoshogiku(1-0)KotoshogikuWakatakakage(0-1)Takayasu(0-1)KotonowakaKotonowaka(1-0)Sadanoumi(1-0)SadanoumiShohozan(0-1)Shimanoumi(0-1)TochinoshinTochinoshin(1-0)Kaisei(0-1)MyogiryuMyogiryu(1-0)Tamawashi(1-0)TamawashiIkioi(0-1)Ishiura(0-1)ChiyotairyuChiyotairyu(1-0)Terutsoyoshi(1-0)TerutsoyoshiTokushoryu(0-1)Enho(0-1)RyudenRyuden(1-0)Abi(0-1)HokutofujiHokutofuji(1-0)Kagayaki(1-0)KagayakiAoiyama(0-1)Daieisho(1-0)DaieishoKiribayama(0-1)Takarafuji(0-1)MitakeumiMitakeumi(1-0)Shodai(1-0)ShodaiOnosho(0-1)Takanosho(0-1)AsanoyamaAsanoyama(1-0)Takakeisho(1-0)TakakeishoYutakayama(0-1)Endo(1-0)EndoKakuryu(0-1)Hakuho(1-0)HakuhoOkinoumi(0-1)

July 2020 Grand Sumo Tournament Listings

The Banzuke (rankings) for each Makuuchi (top division) wrestler can be found below (sorted by descending order of rank). Note: – E denotes “East”, – W denotes “West”. YokozunaHakuho – EKakuryu – WOzekiTakakeisho – EAsanoyama – WSekiwakeShodai – EMitakeumi – WKomusubiDaieisho – EOkinoumi – WMaegashira#1Endo – EYutakayama – W#2Takanosho – EOnosho – W#3Takarafuji – EKiribayama…

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